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First American launches diversity program

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First American Title Insurance Co. has launched a new diversity marketing program in Houston aimed at increasing home-ownership opportunities among the city's Latino, Asian-American and African-American communities. To kick off the campaign, First American's Houston office will host a panel discussion on the state of Houston's housing market and economy, featuring several of the area's real estate industry leaders, The event, intended for real estate agents and mortgage lenders, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Founders Room, 800 Bagby St., Houston, and will be directly followed by a networking reception. Speakers include: Kenneth Li, past president of the Asian American Real Estate Association; Ed Gonzales, president of the Real Estate Association of Latinos; Olga Garza, president of the Houston chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals; Bryther Copes, president of the Housto...