First American Title Insurance Company announced it would promote Judd Hoffman to president of its Direct Division on January 1, 2017.

Hoffman currently serves as the Direct Division’s chief revenue officer and oversees its Southern California operations.

First American Title’s Direct Division provides comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services for real estate purchases, refinances and equity loans. It is a division of First American Title Insurance Company.

Current Direct Division President Curt Caspersen will help through the transition period and remain with the company through April 2018 before retiring.

Hoffman began his career with the company six years ago in 2010 as a sales manager in the Los Angeles office. In 2012 he was named vice president of county operations and sales manager for both Los Angeles and Ventura counties in California, overseeing all aspects of the title, escrow and sales activities.

Later, in 2013, the company gave Hoffman the responsibility of executive regional management of the division’s Southern California operations, and he was named chief revenue officer for the direct division.

Before coming to First American, Hoffman served as the president and CEO of a publicly traded medical technology company.

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