CHAIRMAN FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORP
WHY: 40+ years with publicly traded financial services firm, including as CEO. Title insurance company is OC’s oldest firm.
RECENT: Charitable efforts in education; sponsored carts for Santa Ana College’s virtual Ed Arnold Golf Classic; trustee, Fletcher Jones Foundation. Historic First American branch site in downtown Santa Ana being turned into apartment complex.
NOTABLE: Son of late Donald Kennedy, who grew firm from $1M to billions in sales. USC econ grad; a two-year letterman in track and field.