Sally French Tyler

EVP, Division President at First American

Sally French Tyler serves as Executive Vice President of First American Title Insurance Company and as Division President of the company’s National Commercial Services Division. She is responsible for the planning, strategy and innovations, customer engagement and operations for First American’s commercial real estate activities nationwide. Tyler also serves as part of First American’s Leadership Council and executive management team.  She serves as a Board of Director for First Canadian Title Insurance Company as well, which is a related company.

A seasoned veteran of the title insurance industry, Tyler joined First American’s National Commercial Services Division (NCS) in January 2005 as Senior Vice President-National Sales Director, where she oversaw all national sales initiatives, including the establishment of strategies, recruiting and key customer development. She was promoted to NCS Division President in 2006 and, after taking on additional responsibility for the Mortgage Services Division, was named Division President for the company’s Centralized Businesses in 2011.

In 2012, in partnership with the company’s Human Resource Department, Tyler founded and launched First American’s Women in Leadership Initiative and remains its Executive Sponsor today.  Since its inception, nearly 100 women have graduated from the program and more than 40% of its alumnae have received promotions since completing the program.

Tyler began her career working in real estate development, where her responsibilities included leasing, property management, general construction and lending. In 1986, she transitioned to the title industry, working initially in national account sales. Tyler held subsequent positions over the course of her career which included operations and management, as well as facilitating closings and underwriting for numerous major commercial customers. She was consistently among the top commercial producers in the industry.

Tyler is involved in a number of industry trade associations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and CREW Network. She has also served on the board of several industry organizations, including President of the Real Estate Group of Atlanta, President of the Commercial Real Estate Women’s (CREW) Atlanta chapter, President and Board Member of CREW Network and Trustee for the CREW Foundation. She also served on First American’s Community Fund Board and is the Executive Sponsor of her division’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

In addition to her extensive industry experience and expertise, Tyler holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has been profiled in numerous industry trades, including the National Real Estate Investor’s “40 Stars of Tomorrow” (1998), Commercial Lender, Commercial Property News, National Real Estate Investor, Business to Business, Globe Street, The Title Report – Leadership Edition and Real Estate Forum’s “Women of Influence” for both 2008 and 2016, and Housing Wire’s Women of Influence for 2016.

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about First American Financial Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

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