First American Title Insurance Company to Establish Direct Operations in Colorado

September 10, 2008

SANTA ANA, Calif., -- First American Title Insurance Company plans to establish direct operations in the state of Colorado. Lynn A. Donner, who previously served as regional vice president for Nevada, will relocate to Colorado to oversee all of First American's operations in that state.

"We are excited about moving into the Colorado market with our direct operations. This move will present tremendous opportunities for First American, and Lynn is the perfect person to lead this effort," said Dennis J. Gilmore, chief operating officer for First American's parent company, The First American Corporation.

Donner is a seasoned veteran with more than 29 years of experience in all areas of title and escrow operations. Since joining First American as a file clerk in 1979, she has served in various capacities, including high-liability and commercial escrow officer, escrow branch manager and escrow supervisor. In 1994, she was named vice president and manager of the company's operations in Clark County, Nev., then was promoted to Nevada state manager five years later. She was promoted to her most recent position as regional vice president for Nevada in 2002.

Over the years, Donner has been actively involved in a number of professional organizations, and she currently serves on the advisory board of directors for U.S. Bank in Nevada. Her past affiliations include work with the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association, Southern Nevada Mortgage Bankers Association, American Institute of Banking, American Escrow Association and the Southern Nevada Escrow Association. Donner attended both the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Replacing Donner in Nevada is Robert C. Law, who has been named Nevada operations manager. After joining First American's Phoenix office as a property research specialist in 1992, Law went on to hold positions in customer service and as a sales representative in Maricopa County. He joined the company's Tucson office in 1998, and was named sales manager for the Pima County operation. After relocating to Hawaii in 2000 to accept a position as president of First American's Hawaii operation, Law returned to Phoenix two years later when he was named Southwest Region sales manager and escrow operations manager. He was promoted to vice president and Maricopa County Manager in 2003, then to his most recent position as vice president of sales and marketing for First American's Midwest/Southwest Division in 2007.

Law is involved in a number of community and professional organizations, including the United Way of Greater Phoenix, the Central Arizona Escrow Association and the National Association of Realtors. He holds a bachelor's degree from Tufts University in Boston and a master's degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

Source: First American Title Insurance Company

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