James M. Orphanides

Jim has been a Partner and President of Centurion Holdings LLC since 2010. He served as Chairman Emeritus of First American Title Insurance Company of New York and a Director until the company merged with First American Title Insurance Company in 2010.

Jim 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, Jim 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 has been a Trustee of Chambers Street Properties since 2005.

Jim has 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.

Jim received a B.A. from Heidelberg College and an M.A. from Queens College of New York. He has three children and currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife Nora.