First American Title Names Richard A. Kersenbrock Regional Director

May 14, 2004, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that Richard A. Kersenbrock has been named Southern California regional director for the National Homebuilder Services division.

Kersenbrock will be responsible for overseeing the company’s builder-related services throughout Southern California. His primary focus will be to consolidate and manage First American’s builder title, escrow, sales and production efforts throughout the region in an effort to better serve the changing needs of the homebuilding industry.

After joining First American in 1998 as vice president and general counsel for the company’s Honolulu subsidiary, Kersenbrock went on to hold a number of positions in California. In 2000, he was named vice president and regional counsel for First American Title Company of Los Angeles. He then transferred to the company’s operations in Ventura County, Calif., where he served as vice president, regional counsel and chief operating officer for a year before being promoted to Ventura County manager. He returned to Hawaii in 2002 when he was promoted to state manager and president of the company’s majority-owned Hawaiian subsidiary, First American Title Company, Inc. 

A native of Hawaii, Kersenbrock holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a juris doctor from the university’s 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 1,500 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