November 28, 2005, DENVER

United General Title Insurance Company, a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company, today announced that Doug Frate has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer. 

With more than 11 years of experience working in information technology in the title industry, including his most recent position as vice president of information technology for another large national title insurance company, Frate will be responsible for the company’s technological growth and expansion.  He will not only oversee the company’s information technology department, but also will direct the overall vision and focus for expanding United General’s technological capabilities.

“The vision and expertise that Doug brings to United General will be critical as we continue to grow and develop into a major national brand,” said Ron Maudsley, president and chief executive officer of United General Title Insurance Company.  “His experience, not only in technology, but in all aspects of the title insurance industry, will be a great asset to the company.”

Frate will utilize his previous experience to build on United General’s current technology. “United General has a solid foundation,” stated Frate. “We plan to explore and strengthen the existing foundation, while integrating systems capable of handling and enhancing our projected growth. We will also be working closely with First American to take advantage of their technology and data as we move forward.”   

United General Title Insurance Company is a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company, one of the largest title insurers in the nation. As part of the First American family, United General is able to offer many new exciting products and services and can provide coverage on the largest of commercial transactions. One of the fastest growing title insurers with a national scope, United General is dedicated to increasing the productivity and profitability of its customers. The company is qualified in 43 states and the District of Columbia, and its services are marketed through a network of carefully selected agents and direct offices. Further information on the company can be found at www.ugtic.com.




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