Gerry Ring Waltz Appointed Vice President for First American Title


August 3, 2004, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that Gerry Ring Waltz has rejoined the company as vice president, National Commercial Services and Builder Development for the Southwest region. Working from the company’s office in Phoenix, Waltz will be responsible for commercial and builder transactions, both locally and nationally. 

Waltz returns to First American after working for a national competitor. Her core team has remained intact and will be returning to First American as well. Waltz will report to Nori Strong, vice president and regional director for the National Commercial Services division. 

“Gerry is a dynamic leader with a proven track record,” Strong said. “With over 27 years of experience in the title industry, including more than 18 years at First American, she brings a tremendous depth of experience in our industry, as well as the commercial business arena, that will better enable us to serve the escrow and title needs of our clients.” 

Chip Carmer, regional vice president for the Southwest region and president of the Arizona division, added: “Gerry represents the best of First American—a tireless commitment to building our business, teamwork and focused leadership. We are grateful for her dedication and service to First American and are pleased that she will continue to serve our clients and the community in her new role.”

Waltz is an active member of several industry organizations including the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties; the International Council of Shopping Centers; and Valley Partnership, a group that advocates responsible development. She also is a founding member and past president of the CREW Network, a professional women’s commercial real estate organization comprised of more than 5,000 real estate professionals in North America and Canada.

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 AnaCalif. 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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