Mr. Valdes is a former Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of First American Financial Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Valdes held numerous financial positions over his 25 years at First American Financial Corporation, including Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. He currently serves on the board of directors and audit committee of First American Trust Company. Mr. Valdes brings a significant level of financial and management expertise to the board of directors. This experience also provides insight regarding public company reporting matters, as well as an understanding of the process of an audit committee’s interactions with the board of directors and management. Mr. Valdes is a CPA and earned a BA degree in Business Administration at the California State University, Fullerton.