February 14, 2002, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Trust, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, today announced that Kelly P. Dudley has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer. 

Dudley joined First American as senior vice president and operations manager in 1994, following more than 10 years in the banking industry. In his new position, he will manage the company’s real estate, tax, securities processing, accounting, corporate trust and banking services departments.

An active member of the community, Dudley has served on the board of United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County since 1999 and also coaches youth roller hockey. A native of Wisconsin, Dudley currently resides in Tustin with his wife, Sherry, and their two children. 

In business for more than four decades, First American Trust specializes in providing investment advisory and fiduciary services as well as retirement plan administration services to individuals, businesses, organizations and government entities.

Tracing its history to 1889, The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is the nation’s leading, diversified provider of business information and related products and services. The corporation’s three primary business segments include: title information and services; real estate information and services, which includes mortgage information services and database information and services; and consumer information and services, which provides automotive, subprime and direct-to-consumer credit reporting; direct-to-consumer public records reporting; resident screening; pre-employment screening; automobile title administration; property and automotive and insurance tracking services; property and casualty insurance; home warranties, investment advisory; and trust and banking services. Information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at


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