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Biography PhotoParker S. Kennedy
Chairman
First American Financial Corporation
Parker S. Kennedy
Chairman
First American Financial Corporation


From 2003 to 2010, Parker S. Kennedy served as the chairman and CEO of The First American Corporation, a FORTUNE 500® company with revenues exceeding $8 billion. The company consisted of two primary divisions: title insurance and data. In June of 2010, the two divisions were separated into two companies. The insurance division retained the name First American (NYSE: FAF) and the data division is known as CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX). After the split, Kennedy initially served as executive cha... 

Biography PhotoAnthony K. Anderson
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Anthony K. Anderson
Director, First American Financial Corporation


Anthony K. Anderson has been a director since November 13, 2012. 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. Anderson previously served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He is a frequent speaker on the economy, corporate respons... 
Biography PhotoHon. George  L. Argyros
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Arnel & Affiliates
Hon. George  L. Argyros
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Arnel & Affiliates


Argyros, chairman and chief executive officer of Arnel & Affiliates, is a nationally recognized business leader and philanthropist. In 2005, Argyros was re-appointed to the board of directors for The First American Corporation - ­a position he held for 13 years before leaving to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Spain.

Prior to his appointment in Spain, Argyros was also a member of several government committees and industry boards, including the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negoti... 

Biography PhotoDr. James L. Doti
Director, First American Financial Corporation
President and Donald Bren Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics
Chapman University, Orange, California
Dr. James L. Doti
Director, First American Financial Corporation
President and Donald Bren Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics
Chapman University, Orange, California


A native of Chicago, James L. Doti earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and his master's and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Doti is the recipient of numerous awards for scholarship, teaching and writing. His articles have appeared in professional journals as well as The Wall Street Journal and Chronicle of Higher Education, and he has co-authored two econometrics texts and co-edited a collection of readings i... 
Biography PhotoDennis J. Gilmore
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
Dennis J. Gilmore
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chief Executive Officer


Dennis J. Gilmore is chief executive officer of First American Financial Corporation. Gilmore formerly served as chief operating officer for The First American Corporation and was responsible for helping to establish the course of the company's operating and technology initiatives and managing its offshore operations. Following the announcement of the planned spin-off in January of 2008, his duties shifted to focus on running the company's Financial Services businesses.

After a care... 

Biography PhotoMichael D. McKee
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, Bentall Kennedy U.S., L.P
Michael D. McKee
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, Bentall Kennedy U.S., L.P


Michael D. McKee has been a director since March 15, 2011. He is currently chief executive officer of Bentall Kennedy U.S., L.P., one of the largest privately-owned real estate investment advisory firms in the United States. Mr. McKee also served as the chief executive officer of The Irvine Company, a privately-held real estate development and investment company, from 2007 to 2008, as vice chairman of its board of directors from 1999 to 2008 and as an executive officer of that company since 1994... 
Biography PhotoThomas V. McKernan
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chairman, Automobile Club of Southern California
Thomas V. McKernan
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chairman, Automobile Club of Southern California


Thomas V. McKernan has been a director since March 15, 2011. Currently the chairman of the board of AAA – Auto Club Enterprises and the Automobile Club of Southern California, Mr. McKernan served as the organization’s chief executive officer of the Auto Club from 1991 until his retirement in 2012. Mr. McKernan also serves as a director of Payden & Rygel Investment Group as a trustee of certain funds associated therewith. In addition, he served as vice chairman of the board of California Physici... 
Biography PhotoMark Oman
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Mark Oman
Director, First American Financial Corporation


Mark Oman has been a director since March 2013. In 2011, he retired from Wells Fargo & Company, after serving it or its predecessors since 1979. At Wells Fargo he held numerous positions, including senior executive vice president (home and consumer finance) from 2005 until his retirement and group executive vice president (home and consumer finance) from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Oman also served as a director and the chief executive officer of Wachovia Preferred Funding Corp. from 2009 to 2011. He is c... 
Biography PhotoHerbert B. Tasker
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Centre Capital Group, Inc.
Herbert B. Tasker
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Centre Capital Group, Inc.


Herbert B. Tasker, who also serves on the board of First American's principal subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company, is one of the most respected executives in the mortgage banking industry. He has been instrumental in the establishment of several companies, including Mason McDuffie Mortgage Company in Walnut Creek, Calif., and All Pacific Mortgage Company in Concord, Calif. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Mason McDuffie Mortgage Corporation.

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Biography PhotoVirginia M. Ueberroth
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chairman, Ueberroth Family Foundation
Virginia M. Ueberroth
Director, First American Financial Corporation
Chairman, Ueberroth Family Foundation


Virginia Ueberroth is the chairman of the Ueberroth Family Foundation, a charitable non-profit organization. She is a trustee for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach Calif., and is also a trustee on the Hoag Hospital Foundation. She serves as a trustee for Harbor Day School in Corona del Mar, Calif.; is a co-chairman of the Advisory Council for the Orange County Community Foundation; and is on the advisory council for Sage Hill School in Newport Coast, Calif., and the Damon Runy...