July 3, 2001, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers, today announced that it has promoted Michael T. Mills to the position of vice president and state manager for Illinois. 

Mills will work out of the company’s regional office in Warrenville, Ill. A 25-year veteran of the title industry, Mills joined First American in 1983 when he was named DuPage County manager. Five years later, he became Cook County manager and then, in 1999, was named vice president and Chicago Metro operations manager.

Mills is involved in a number of professional organizations including the Illinois Land Title Association, Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association, Illinois Mortgage Brokers Association and the Northern Illinois Homebuilders Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Mills is a resident of Wheaton and has one daughter, Jamie Lynn.

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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