Kenneth L. Phillips Promoted to Vice President and National Sales Manager for First American Title


March 3, 2005, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that Kenneth L. Phillips has been promoted to vice president and national sales manager for the company’s National Homebuilder Services Division. In this new role, Phillips will be responsible for national and regional business development, including building and maintaining the company’s relationships with its builder/developer customers, as well as expanding the division’s sales teams.

“Over the past two years, Ken has successfully helped build sales teams throughout
Arizona, Nevada, California and Texas with great results,” said Joseph S. Tavarez, senior vice president and director of the National Homebuilder Services Division. “Ken has demonstrated his ability to lead First American’s homebuilder services division sales and marketing approach throughout the country, and I am very excited about our company’s future growth plans in the homebuilder services arena.”

Phillips’ career with First American began in 1997 when he was hired as a major accounts representative for the company’s builder/developer operations in Riverside and San Bernardino, Calif. In 2002, he was promoted to his most recent position as vice president-national homebuilder services. Prior to joining First American, Phillips spent 12 years with United Parcel Service and held several management positions including operations supervisor, loss prevention and business development. 

“Ken will be working in his new role to help lead the efforts of the national homebuilder services division in significantly expanding our position with regional and national builders,” said Gary L. Kermott, president of First American Title Insurance Company. “Ken has worked with several of our national homebuilder and developer customers and has successfully helped in building and maintaining new business and relationships.”

Phillips is actively involved with the Building Industry Association of Southern California and served as vice president in charge of membership for Riverside County in 2000. A California native, Phillips currently resides in Riverside, with his wife, Christine, and their four sons.

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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