Lionel C. Savage Named Vice President of Market Development & Industry Relations for First American


September 27, 2005, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the nation’s largest data provider, today announced that Lionel C. Savage has been named vice president of market development and industry relations for The First American Corporation. Savage will continue in his current responsibilities of advancing First American’s corporate emerging markets strategy and managing several of the company’s strategic industry relationships in Washington, D.C. 

Savage, who joined First American in 2003, has played a vital role in managing agency relationships, building strategic partnerships and furthering the corporation’s emerging markets strategy. Prior to his work at First American, Savage held key positions at Fannie Mae, where he worked for 15 years. His background includes integral roles in mortgage operations, small lender strategy, technology marketing and customer technology support. Savage has received numerous corporate awards for performance, customer service and leadership throughout his career.

“Lionel’s leadership and contributions to several of First American’s primary corporate strategies have been invaluable,” said Craig I. DeRoy, president of The First American Corporation.  “He is a core member of our corporate market development team, and we look forward to the further acceleration of our initiatives that Lionel is helping to shape and drive forward.”

Savage graduated from Ben Franklin University in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. His professional affiliations include a position on the board of directors of Residential Mortgage Corporation and LendersOne, a mortgage banking cooperative; and a recent appointment to the mid-Atlantic board of directors of Operation Hope, Inc., a national financial literacy organization. 

Savage is actively involved with a number of programs for children in his community and serves as a financial literacy instructor at a Washington, D.C.-area high school. He also volunteers as a leader with Youth Against Peer Pressure, a ministry of From The Heart Ministries of Temple Hills, Md., and participates in weekly youth mentoring activities and an annual week-long Youth Institute retreat. He currently resides in Fort Washington, Md., with his wife, Donna, and their three children, Brit’ne, Brandon and Briana.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a Fortune 500 company that traces its history to 1889, is the nation’s largest data provider. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within six primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Mortgage Information, Property Information, Credit Information and Screening Information. With revenues of $6.72 billion in 2004, First American has approximately 2,000 offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at www.firstam.com.

 

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