James M. Orphanides Addresses Business Forum

James M. Orphanides


James M. Orphanides, a prominent member of Leadership 100, who became a Partner and the President of Centurion Holdings LLC in January of 2010, spoke at the Business Forum on Friday, February 19, 2016.

Orphanides spoke on trends in the United States and world economies and their political impact. He also addressed the young professionals on opportunities in the financial industry. Orphanides 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.  He 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, 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 the Chairman and CEO of USRealty.com.

Orphanides has been actively involved in many not-for-profit organizations. 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 Williams Club, now a part of the Princeton Club of New York and The Metropolitan Club of New York.

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

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