Craig I. DeRoy has been named president of The First American Corp., a Santa Ana, Calif.-based provider of economic information, including title insurance and mortgage data.Mr. DeRoy, who was most recently senior executive vice president, will succeed Parker S. Kennedy, who will continue as chairman and chief executive officer of First American. Mr. DeRoy began his career as a trial attorney and served a three-year appointment as a deputy chief with a U.S. attorney's office. He later formed First Environmental Review Insurance Co., where he "pioneered a new form of real estate insurance covering certain forms of environmental risk," First American said. The company can be found on the Web at http://www.firstam.com.

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