First American eAppraiseIT Announces Two Executive Appointments

—Diane Swanson Named Vice President, National Sales Manager and Barbara Girolami Named Vice President, Valuation Consulting—


August 6, 2007, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American eAppraiseIT, a leading provider of real estate valuation products and services, announced today that Diane Swanson has been named vice president, national sales manager, and Barbara Girolami has been promoted to vice president, valuation consulting for First American eAppraiseIT’s Valuation Consulting group.

In this newly created position of national sales manager, Swanson will oversee all aspects of the First American eAppraiseIT Valuation Consulting group, including the establishment of sales territories and the recruiting, hiring and training of valuation consultants. She will also act as the liaison between the Valuation Consulting group and various product companies and departments within The First American Family of Companies. 

Swanson has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, including real estate sales, appraisal and management. Since joining First American eAppraiseIT in 2001, she has served as vice president, valuation consulting; manager of the Innovative Valuation group; and director of operations for the Poway service center. Prior to joining First American eAppraiseIT, Swanson worked for GMAC-RFC as a senior valuation specialist. She started her appraisal career with Home Savings of America, where she later became chief appraiser. Swanson is licensed as an appraiser in CaliforniaArizona and Oregon and is a certified appraiser with the International Association of Assessing Offices

Swanson is based in San DiegoCalif.

As vice president, valuation consulting for First American eAppraiseIT’s Valuation Consulting group, Girolami will manage client consulting and sales of traditional appraisal services. In addition to the work she does for First American eAppraiseIT, Girolami will also work closely with members of the First American sales force, by providing technical (appraisal) expertise to assist with new business opportunities.  

A 15-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Girolami joined First American eAppraiseIT in 2005 as director, valuation consulting. Prior to her work with First American eAppraiseIT, she held several senior positions with national appraisal firms, AVM providers, national title insurance providers and credit reporting companies. 

Girolami is based in SeattleWash.

“We continue to see strong demand for our valuation products and have identified new areas of opportunity, such as quality assurance, due diligence, default management and relocation,” said DeAnna McCann, chief marketing officer for First American eAppraiseIT. “We are relying on seasoned sales executives, like Diane and Barbara, to capitalize on these opportunities and to build and lead our consultative sales organization.” 

About First American eAppraiseIT

First American eAppraiseIT offers the most comprehensive and innovative line of products in the valuation industry, including EagleCert®, the industry’s first insured valuation solution; VeriCert, a collateral risk determination tool for wholesale lenders and purchasers; RAVe, a progressive valuation solution designed for equity, default, review and niche channels; and a full suite of industry-leading automated valuation models (AVMs). First American eAppraiseIT is owned by The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF). More information about eAppraiseIT and its appraisal products can be found on the Internet at www.eappraiseit.com.

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