August 28, 2001, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers, today announced that it has promoted Chip Carmer to the position of vice president and division manager for Santa Clara County, Calif.  In his new position, Carmer will oversee all personnel and operational matters for the Santa Clara County division of First American Title Guaranty Company. 

Carmer, a 20-year veteran of the title industry, joined First American in 1993 as a division president in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He most recently served as vice president and national accounts manager with First American Title’s Phoenix office.  

Originally from Centerville, Iowa, Carmer earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.  Carmer, who currently resides in Phoenix with his wife, Jennifer, and two children, will relocate to San Jose, Calif., to assume his new role.   

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 900 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


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