Fidelity National Financial, a provider of title insurance, mortgage services, specialty insurance and diversified services, has appointed Sherwood Girion as senior vice president, government relations.

In his new role, Girion will be responsible for maintaining and improving the relationships the company share with the state and other regulators it interacts regularly.

Most recently, he served as the California deputy commissioner of insurance, Financial Surveillance Branch.

Previously, he served as the deputy commissioner of Rate Regulation, consumer services and market conduct.

Fidelity National Financial executive vice president and chief legal officer Peter Sadowski said Girion’s expertise in providing policy direction on a wide range of issues relevant to the regulators will be a significant benefit to the title insurance operations.

The firm also offers personal lines insurance and home warranty insurance through its specialty insurance business.

FNF through its title insurance underwriters – Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title and Alamo Title – that collectively issue more title insurance policies in the US.