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Biography PhotoDennis J. Gilmore
Chief Executive Officer
Dennis J. Gilmore
Chief Executive Officer


Dennis J. Gilmore is chief executive officer of First American Financial Corporation and also serves as president of the company's largest subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company. Prior to the company's spin-off from The First American Corporation, Gilmore served as chief operating officer for that company and was responsible for helping to establish the course of its operating and technology initiatives and managing its offshore operations. Following the announcement of First Amer... 

Biography PhotoKenneth  D. DeGiorgio
Executive Vice President
Kenneth  D. DeGiorgio
Executive Vice President


Kenneth D. DeGiorgio is executive vice president for First American Financial Corporation.

DeGiorgio's tenure with First American began in 1999 when he was appointed regulatory counsel. He was promoted to vice president and associate general counsel in 2001, then to senior vice president and general counsel three years later. DeGiorgio was named as executive vice president of First American Financial Corporation in 2010.  He served as secretary from 2010 to 2012.

De... 

Biography PhotoMax O. Valdes
Executive Vice President
Max O. Valdes
Executive Vice President


Max O. Valdes has served as executive vice president of First American Financial Corporation since August 2010. He also had served as the company’s chief financial officer until announcing his retirement from that position in March 2013.

Valdes initially joined the company’s primary subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company, in 1988. During his 25-year tenure with the company, he has served in a number of leadership roles, including chief financial officer for First Ame... 

Biography PhotoMark E.  Rutherford
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Mark E.  Rutherford
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Mark Rutherford joined First American in June 2008 as senior vice president of Human Resources. In this role, he leads a team of professionals who support more than 15,000 employees in the U.S. and abroad.

A seasoned human resources leader, Rutherford has extensive experience in the functional components of HR, including organizational design, strategic planning, compensation, talent acquisition, benefits, executive coaching, and leadership development.

Prior to joining ... 
Biography PhotoMark E.  Seaton
Chief Financial Officer
Mark E.  Seaton
Chief Financial Officer


Mark Seaton is the chief financial officer for First American Financial Corporation.

Since joining First American in 2006, Seaton has served in a number of roles, including management of the Company's financial planning, treasury, investments and investor relations activities. In addition, he has been a driving influence on the Company's strategic planning and margin improvement initiatives.

Prior to joining the company, Seaton work...