First American Names Regional Underwriting Counsel for Gulf Coast

July 22, 2021

First American Title Insurance Co. promoted Kenneth Farmer to the position of regional underwriting counsel for the Gulf Coast. Farmer, who will continue to serve as state counsel for First American Title’s Mississippi operations, will now also provide underwriting guidance and assistance to title agents in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee.

“Ken has a deep understanding of the important relationship between agents and their underwriter,” said Evan Zanic, president of First American Title’s Agency Division. “His extensive knowledge and customer-focused approach to underwriting will enhance our efforts to strengthen and grow agency relationships through the region.”

Farmer has 14 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate. He has representing clients in sales and leasing of retail and office properties, and serving as a commercial real estate associate for a Florida law firm, where he represented commercial real estate developers.

Farmer is a founding member of the Land Title Association of Mississippi, where in May 2021, he received the first Title Person of the Year Award for his exemplary leadership and outstanding service to the Association and the title industry in Mississippi.

Farmer served in the United States Army as a signals intelligence analyst and the United States Air Force Reserves as a communications and navigation technician. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Mississippi, and was formerly a member of the State Bar of Florida.

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