Kersenbrock is named president of title company

Richard A. Kersenbrock, Jr. was recently named president of the Hawai’i subsidiary of First American Title Company, Inc.

He also serves as the state manager for one of the nation’s largest title insurers, overseeing all of First American’s title operations in Hawai’i.

The company recently opened an office in Kukui Grove Commercial Village, in the smaller, free-standing buildings behind Kauai Athletic Club.

Kersenbrock initially joined the company in 1998, when he became vice president and general counsel for First American Long & Melone Title Company in Honolulu.

He relocated to California in 2000 after accepting a position as vice president and regional counsel for First American Title Company of Los Angeles.

In 2001, he was promoted to vice president, regional counsel and chief operating officer of the company’s operations in Ventura County, Calif. Earlier this year, he was promoted to Ventura County manager.

A Hawai’i native and Honolulu resident, Kersenbrock holds a law degree from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, also from UH-Manoa.

A member of the Hawai’i Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association and American Bar Association, Kersenbrock currently serves as a member of the Title Insurance Litigation Committee of the ABA’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section.

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its roots to 1889.

With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., the company offers information about corporation subsidiaries at its Web site, www.firstam.com.

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