Rick Fortunato Named Vice President—Major Accounts For First American Title Insurance Company


August 12, 2003, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers, today announced that Rick Fortunato has joined the company as vice president—major accounts. 

Working out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Santa Ana, Fortunato’s focus will be on servicing customers of the company’s National Homebuilder Services and National Commercial Services divisions. With nearly 25 years of industry experience, Fortunato has held management positions with several large title insurers. He also is actively involved with a number of professional organizations including the Building Industry Association, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Building Owners and Managers Association and the Sales and Marketing Council.

Fortunato holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. He also is certified in Subdivision Department of Real Estate processing and has earned professional designations from the University of California, Irvine in Light Construction & Development Management and also Commercial & Industrial Development Management.

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 1,200 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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