Gary L. Kermott, president of First American Title Insurance Co., has been named vice chairman of the company and will help oversee the business until a new president is appointed, according to The First American Corp., Santa Ana, Calif.Mr. Kermott has held the position of president of the title insurance company since 1999, and he will retain his post as executive vice president of First American, the parent company. As vice chairman, he will be involved in various strategic activities, including sales efforts aimed at major agents and customers and the strengthening of First American's regulatory relationships, the company said. First American can be found online at http://www.firstam.com.

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