First American Title Promotes Mitch Steeves to State Manager for Washington and Oregon


October 4, 2004, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that Mitch Steeves has been promoted to state manager for Oregon and Washington. Working out of the company’s office in VancouverWash., Steeves will oversee all direct operations located beyond Portland and Seattle.

A 27-year veteran of the title insurance industry, Steeves joined First American in 1991 when he became a regional underwriter for the company’s office in Portland. He went on to hold a number of management positions in Portland, including tri-county sales manager, regional commercial manager and tri-county escrow manager. He assumed his most recent position in 2000 when he transferred to First American’s Vancouver office and was named Clark County manager.

Steeves is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Oregon Land Title Association, Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association. Also actively involved in his community, Steeves has served as vice president of the Sun Creek Little League and was chairman of the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s 1996 and 2000 USGA events.

A native of Oregon, Steeves earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and remains active in the university’s alumni association. He currently resides in Portland with his wife, Karen, and their two children.

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 1,500 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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