First American Names Richard A. Kersenbrock Jr. State Manager and President of Hawaiian Subsidiary

August 15, 2002, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers, today announced that Richard A. Kersenbrock Jr. has been named president of its majority-owned subsidiary in Hawaii, First American Title Company Inc. He also will serve as state manager, overseeing all of First American’s title operations in Hawaii.

Kersenbrock initially joined the company in 1998, when he became vice president and general counsel for First American Long & Melone Title Company in Honolulu. He relocated to California in 2000 after accepting a position as vice president and regional counsel for First American Title Company of Los Angeles. In 2001, he was promoted to vice president, regional counsel and chief operating officer of the company’s operations in Ventura County, Calif., then, a year later, was promoted to Ventura County manager.

A Hawaii native and a resident of Honolulu, Kersenbrock holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as a juris doctor from the William S. Richardson School of Law. He is a member of the Hawaii, Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations, and currently serves as a member of the Title Insurance Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section. 

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 nearly 1,100 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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