Hodum and Rutila Named National Account Directors for First American's Lenders Advantage Division

July 7, 2009, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company announced today that Karen Hodum and Jon Rutila have been named national account directors for the company’s Lenders Advantage division. Hodum and Rutila, who are both based in Clearwater, Fla., will be responsible for developing business for First American’s centralized title and settlement services.

Hodum is returning to First American after having previously served as vice president and strategic account director for First American Real Estate Information Services in Dallas from 2000 to 2007. Hodum, who has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University, has an extensive background in sales that includes positions as a regional sales manager for First National Net Inc., a field sales manager for OCWEN Technology XChange and a branch manager for Credit Data Services.

Rutila comes to First American from CitiMortgage in St. Louis, where he had served as vice president and director of correspondent sales for nine years. Prior to that, he had worked as a wholesale account executive for Homecomings Financial and retention sales manager for Source One Mortgage Services. Rutila earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and management from Michigan State University.

About First American Title Insurance Company
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 its direct operations 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 www.firstam.com.


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