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Since January 2010 James M. Orphanides became a Partner and the President of Centurion Holdings LLC. He has been retired since 2008 where he had served as Chairman Emeritus of First American Title Insurance Company of New York and a Director until the company merged with its Parent, First American Title Insurance Company in November 2010.  Mr. Orphanides worked for First American since 1992 in key executive positions and from 1996 through 2007 he was President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining First American, Mr. Orphanides was a Principal and President of Preferred Land Title Services, Inc. from 1982-1992. He was an Executive at Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company from 1979-1982 and an Executive at Chicago Title Insurance Company from 1972-1979. He is currently a Trustee of Chambers Street Properties (NYSE: CSG) since 2005.

Mr. Orphanides had been actively involved in many non-for profit organizations. Today he sits on the Boards of: the Foundation for Medical Evaluation and Early Detection, Citizen Budget Commission, and CUNY TV Foundation. He is also a member of the Hellenic American Bankers Association (HABA) and the Economic Club of New York; TPC Golf Club at Jasna Polana in Princeton, New Jersey; the Nassau Club in Princeton, New Jersey, the Union League Club in New York City, The Williams Club now a part of the Princeton Club of New York. , and The Metropolitan Club of New York.

Mr. Orphanides received a B.A. Degree from Heidelberg College and an M.A. Degree from Queens College of New York.

Mr. Orphanides has three children and currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife Nora.

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