UNITED GENERAL APPOINTS MIKE GALLAHER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER


November 28, 2005, DENVER

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

With more than 13 years of experience in the title insurance and financial services industries, Gallaher will be one of the key players responsible for the company’s growth and expansion.  He will oversee United General’s finance and accounting department, as well as direct corporate office operations.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Mike as our chief financial officer,” states Ron Maudsley, president and chief executive officer of United General Title Insurance Company. “He brings a broad spectrum of financial, risk management and operations experience to the company, particularly with respect to the title insurance business and agency operations.” 

Prior to joining United General, Gallaher served as vice president of marketing and business development for a California company specializing in emerging technologies, primarily in the health and multinational organization sectors.  Before that, he served as vice president / national agency administration for a national title insurance underwriter and as a financial services manager for a large certified public accounting firm.  

“I am thrilled to join United General’s well respected team,” said Gallaher. “I’m looking forward to working again with Ron Maudsley and Joe Drum (chief operating officer of United General).  We have some of the best people in the industry working at United General and, together, we will be focusing on the company’s growth and service initiatives, while capitalizing on United General’s successes and the financial strength and resources of First American.” 

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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