First American Names President of New York Division

March 10, 2011

First American Title Insurance Co. appointed Steven Rogers as president and managing director of its New York division. In addition, Rogers has been named a senior vice president of First American Title Insurance Co.

Rogers, who has been with First American for nearly 17 years, began his career with the company as claims counsel and was responsible for claims administration, including evaluation of liability and claim resolution. Most recently, he served as vice president and senior national underwriting counsel for the New York division, underwriting and coordinating complex, national commercial transactions and counseling customers and staff regarding title insurance and national title and conveyancing issues and managing the division's staff of National Commercial Services' underwriters. He has also served as branch manager of the company's Uniondale, N.Y., office, where he was responsible for all aspects of that operation and as a director with the National Commercial Services division, where Rogers acted as a liaison with offices in other regions of the country on matters related to underwriting and servicing.

In this new role, Rogers is responsible for all aspects of First American Title's New York division, including business development, both direct and agency, and underwriting. He will be located in the company's New York City office.

"Steve is a highly experienced and well respected title insurance transaction professional—both in New York and throughout the country," said Dennis Gilmore, CEO of First American Financial Corp. "Not only is he is one of the most highly skilled underwriters in the New York market, he also brings strong leadership abilities to his new role."

Rogers is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and an associate member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has been published in the New York Law Journal and attained his juris doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University.

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