First American Title's Lenders Advantage Names Schlesinger SVP and Director of NSS Operations

October 12, 2006, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that its Lenders Advantage Division has named Thomas L. Schlesinger senior vice president, director of national settlement services (NSS) operations. This role is in addition to his position as vice president for First American Title Insurance Company.

An industry veteran with 30 years of title industry experience, Schlesinger joined First American in 1997 as a consultant in the Oakland, Calif., office of First American Title Guaranty Company. Six months later, he was named vice president, customer relations. In July 1998, he was promoted to assistant vice president, Northern California division manager for First American Title Insurance Company’s Lenders Advantage Division, and vice president in Sept. 1999. Schlesinger was also recently named senior vice president and chief operating officer for Lenders Advantage’s Western region.

In addition to his new role as the operational executive and point-of-contact for one of the division’s largest customers, Schlesinger will continue to oversee Lenders Advantage’s operations in California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Texas, as well as Oregon and Washington, which the division has plans to expand into. 

“Tom’s wealth of experience in our Lenders Advantage operations, his consistent success within the Regional Lenders groups and his keen understanding of the importance of meeting the needs of our lender customers, will prove a huge asset to all of Lenders Advantage, as we continue to focus on earning larger market share within our core customers,” said James J. Dufficy, executive director of First American Title Insurance Company’s Lenders Advantage Division.

Schlesinger attended San Joaquin College in Stockton, Calif., California State University in Sacramento and the evening MBA program at Saint Mary’s College of California. He and his wife, Kitty, currently reside in Alamo, Calif., and are the parents of three grown children.

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 more than 1,800 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


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