First American Financial Makes Appointment to Board of Directors
November 13, 2012
First American Financial Corp. announced that Anthony K. Anderson has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Anderson recently retired from Ernst & Young LLP, after serving the firm for 35 years. During his tenure, he served as managing partner for the Pacific Southwest region and later for the Midwest region. In 2000, he was named vice chair and became a member of the firm’s governing executive board.
“Tony’s rich financial background and his extensive leadership experience will be a substantial asset to our board of directors,” said Parker S. Kennedy, chairman of First American Financial. “The expertise he developed serving large public companies will prove invaluable as we pursue our strategy for growth.”
Anderson previously served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He is a frequent speaker on the economy, corporate responsibility and diversity. He also is an active philanthropist, with a strong emphasis on education. He serves as chairman of the board of the Chicago Urban League and on the boards of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The Field Museum of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and World Business Chicago. Anderson is a member of the American, California and Illinois Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Chicago State University.