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What You Don’t Know About Curt Johnson

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Name: Curt Johnson.

Position: Vice chairman of First American Title Insurance Co, which is the largest subsidiary of First American Financial. Our first customer in 1889 was what is today known as the Irvine Co. We’ve represented that company consistently since their founding and ours, and we continue to represent them on the Irvine Ranch as well as on many of their other national projects.

Picture: Curt, flanked by wife Debbie and son Cody

Background: Previously president of First American. Before that, president of the National Commercial Services and National Homebuilder Services divisions of First American. A Counselor of Real Estate, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Full Member of the Urban Land Institute.

Recent activity: Founded and led First American's Office of the Enterprise, and served on a number of industry policy and task force groups nationally during the recession. 

Favorite song: “Banana Republics” by Jimmy Buffett.

Favorite music group: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Favorite book: The Wave, or anything by John McDonald.

Favorite food: Practically anything that my wife Debbie, the world's best cook, makes.

Startling fact: Before I started my career in real estate, I was a stage manager and executive producer in the entertainment industry.