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First American Economist Promoted to Deputy Chief

Odeta Kushi has been promoted to deputy chief economist at First American Financial Corporation. Kushi previously served as senior economist, helping First American’s Economics team research, create and publish perspectives on the housing market. She is based in the company’s Washington, D.C., office at 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Kushi regularly publishes insightful analysis to the First American Economics Center and speaks frequently at conferences and events. Her research has been cited in business and industry trade media, and she has been quoted in national media outlets, including Forbes, Newsweek and Fox Business News.

Kushi graduated from Northeastern University with a master's degree in Applied Economics, specializing in microeconomics and applied econometric methods, and she earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from St. John Fisher College, in both cases earning the title of Summa Cum Laude.

For regular research and commentary from Kushi, as well as First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming, subscribe to First American’s Economics Center. Follow Fleming and Kushi on Twitter at @MFlemingEcon and @OdetaKushi.

First American Financial is a provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $5.8 billion in 2017, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2018, First American was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the third consecutive year. More information about the company can be found at FirstAm.com.

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