First American Hires Dianna Serio as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Data Strategy

November 20, 2014, Santa Ana, Calif.,

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today announced the appointment of Dianna Serio as senior vice president of enterprise data strategy.

In her new role, Serio is responsible for further enhancing First American’s enterprise data and information management strategy. Working across the enterprise, she will collaborate with the company’s functional and business leaders to strengthen First American’s leading data position, data-driven product development and title risk management.

“We are very pleased to have Dianna at First American,” said Dennis J. Gilmore, chief executive officer at First American Financial Corporation. “Her vast knowledge of title plant, real estate and geo-spatial data, and expertise in enterprise information management will greatly strengthen our position as a leader in title and real estate information.”

Serio has more than 25 years of experience in real estate information with an emphasis in data product development, title plant management, data acquisition, manufacturing and delivery operations. Prior to joining First American, she served as chief data officer for a large real estate data and analytics company, after having started her career with TRW Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz.  In 2013, she was named a ‘woman of influence” by HousingWire magazine.  She is also a leading patent inventor. Serio graduated from the Thunderbird School of Global Management with an International Master of Business Administration and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.

About First American
First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust and investment advisory services. With revenues of $5.0 billion in 2013, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad.  More information about the company can be found at



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