Bob Law Named Vice President-Professional Development For First American Title


July 10, 2000, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers, today announced that Bob Law has joined the company as vice president-professional development. In his new position, Law will initiate and facilitate strategic, innovative and comprehensive professional development programs throughout the company.

“Bob’s global experience, expertise in adult education and knowledge of our business make him the ideal person to lead our professional development efforts,” said Gary L. Kermott, president of First American Title Insurance Company. “He will build on the fine work already being done in many areas of our company and will bring national visibility, increased focus and special expertise to our professional development efforts.” He further explained that Law will work with others within the company to establish an educational vehicle known as First American University, where Law will coordinate a company-wide enhancement of First American’s leadership development efforts and business development programs.

Law is well known to many First American employees, having served the company as a business consultant and leader of more than 700 business development, customer service and leadership seminars during the past 13 years.

As president of World Class Learning, Law conducted professional development, team building, effective communication and business development workshops in more than 30 countries. His wide experience as a consultant in state-of-the-art marketing, change management and leadership techniques, and his global effectiveness as a facilitator of adult learning have kept him in high demand as a seminar leader and keynote speaker.

From 1981 through 1990, Law served as international director of human resources for Albany International Corporation, the leading supplier of engineered fabrics to the papermakers of the world. At Albany International, he had human resource responsibilities for over 6,000 people in 39 operations in 14 countries. He was also responsible for designing and implementing international sales training and professional development programs for the company.

A native of New Brunswick, Canada, Law holds a master of science degree in speech communication with an organizational communication emphasis from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. He and his wife, Barbara, have four grown children. First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through more than 800 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

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