Fidelity Adds Former Regulator to Government Relations Team

July 14, 2011

Fidelity National Financial Inc. announced the appointment of Sherwood "Woody" Girion as senior vice president, government relations.

Girion most recently served as the California deputy commissioner of insurance, financial surveillance branch and previously served as the deputy commissioner of rate regulation and the deputy commissioner of consumer services and market conduct. Additionally, Girion was the co-chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners title insurance task force and he established the first consumer services bureau, which was a precursor to the California Department of Insurance consumer services and market conduct branch.

Girion is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and holds a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

"We are pleased to welcome the governmental experience and excellent reputation that Woody Girion will bring to FNF," said Peter Sadowski, executive vice president and chief legal officer. "Woody will be charged with maintaining and improving the strong relationships we share with the state and other regulators with whom we continually interact. We believe that his expertise in providing policy direction on a wide range of issues relevant to our regulators will be a significant benefit to our title insurance operations."

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