Vendor Management Services, Inc. Names Thomas Huffman Chief Information Officer

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vendor Management Services, Inc.

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Vendor Management Services, Inc.
 (VMS) today announced that Thomas Huffman has been named chief information
 officer.  VMS is a wholly owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation
 (NYSE:   FAF).
     Huffman, who joined First American in 1997 as chief information officer
 for the company's appraisal group, brings more than 14 years of systems
 consulting and project management experience to his new position.  He has
 worked with such companies as Nike, ESCO and Washington Natural Gas, and has
 managed large-scale custom development efforts and enterprise networks for the
 Air Force and U.S. Bank.  A founder of two consulting companies, he also has
 successfully developed and marketed process improvement software.
     In addition to recognition in numerous trade magazines, Huffman was
 inducted into the Smithsonian Institute in 1999 and received the 1999 Sybase
 Outstanding Achievement award for his technology innovations.
     Huffman earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the
 University of Colorado at Boulder.  He resides in Carlsbad, Calif., with his
 young son.
     Vendor Management Services, Inc. (VMS) provides national mortgage lenders
 with a complete menu of solutions designed to reduce the cost of their
 operations, enhance the performance of their vendors and create new sources of
 revenue that add to the lenders' net earnings.  Information on VMS' Bottom
 Line Solutions, which includes technology, workflow management, vendor
 management and new revenue generation, can be found on the company's Web site
 at www.tvmsi.com.
     The First American Corporation, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is the
 nation's leading, diversified provider of business information and related
 products and services.  The corporation's three primary business segments
 include: title information and services; real estate information and services,
 which includes mortgage information services and database information and
 services; and consumer information and services, which provides automotive,
 subprime and direct-to-consumer credit reporting; direct-to-consumer public
 records reporting; resident screening; pre-employment screening; property and
 automotive insurance tracking services; property and casualty insurance; home
 warranties; investment advisory; and trust and banking services.  Information
 about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found on the
 Internet at www.firstam.com.
 
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    MINNEAPOLIS, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Vendor Management Services, Inc.
 (VMS) today announced that Thomas Huffman has been named chief information
 officer.  VMS is a wholly owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation
 (NYSE:   FAF).
     Huffman, who joined First American in 1997 as chief information officer
 for the company's appraisal group, brings more than 14 years of systems
 consulting and project management experience to his new position.  He has
 worked with such companies as Nike, ESCO and Washington Natural Gas, and has
 managed large-scale custom development efforts and enterprise networks for the
 Air Force and U.S. Bank.  A founder of two consulting companies, he also has
 successfully developed and marketed process improvement software.
     In addition to recognition in numerous trade magazines, Huffman was
 inducted into the Smithsonian Institute in 1999 and received the 1999 Sybase
 Outstanding Achievement award for his technology innovations.
     Huffman earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the
 University of Colorado at Boulder.  He resides in Carlsbad, Calif., with his
 young son.
     Vendor Management Services, Inc. (VMS) provides national mortgage lenders
 with a complete menu of solutions designed to reduce the cost of their
 operations, enhance the performance of their vendors and create new sources of
 revenue that add to the lenders' net earnings.  Information on VMS' Bottom
 Line Solutions, which includes technology, workflow management, vendor
 management and new revenue generation, can be found on the company's Web site
 at www.tvmsi.com.
     The First American Corporation, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is the
 nation's leading, diversified provider of business information and related
 products and services.  The corporation's three primary business segments
 include: title information and services; real estate information and services,
 which includes mortgage information services and database information and
 services; and consumer information and services, which provides automotive,
 subprime and direct-to-consumer credit reporting; direct-to-consumer public
 records reporting; resident screening; pre-employment screening; property and
 automotive insurance tracking services; property and casualty insurance; home
 warranties; investment advisory; and trust and banking services.  Information
 about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found on the
 Internet at www.firstam.com.
 
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