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2020 HW Woman of Influence: Janette Waller

First American Title Insurance Company, President, Direct Division

Janette Waller

Janette Waller continues to gain responsibility within First American Title, utilizing her deep understanding of the title business to provide value to the company.

Waller joined First American as an escrow assistant and eventually advanced to become president of First American Title Insurance Company’s Direct Division, a position she was promoted to in January 2019. Waller quickly shaped the division’s positive results, expanding business opportunities through a dedicated focus on strategy, customer service and collaboration. Waller also encouraged an enhanced focus on transparency, which led to greater interaction between leaders and employees, as well as improved efficiency and financial performance. Waller’s leadership drove the direct division to record levels of pre-tax margins. Waller’s leadership was honored inside the company as well. Waller was named the 2019 winner of First American’s Virginia Ueberroth Outstanding Woman in Leadership Award. Established in honor of Ginny Ueberroth, a longstanding member of First American’s Board of Directors, the award is sponsored by First American’s Women in Leadership group, a high-impact program designed to help develop women leaders and provide opportunities to engage in important conversations for the company and their own professional development.

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