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TH E M R EP O RT | 13 MCROWD RESTful API suite, plus other digital mortgage solutions. Michel brings to OpenClose more than 15 years of experience as a subject matter expert in mortgage fintech. Before OpenClose, he was a senior product manager at Altisource where he was responsible for a next-generation LOS and a new POS portal, while also acting as a subject-matter expert on all LOS integrations. Before that, Michel was a Senior Business Consultant and Project Manager at Fiserv Lending Solutions for more than 15 years. SERVICE PROVIDER TIFFANY STRINGFELLOW LERETA, LLC, a provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers, has selected Tiffany Stringfellow as its VP of Business Development. In this position, Stringfellow will be responsible for maintaining and growing the relationships with LERETA's largest clients. According to LERETA, Stringfellow has proven experience in the industry. She spent 13 years with CoreLogic where she focused on multiple projects, including solutions design in advisory services, capital market business development, and regional sales in Northern California. "Customer service is at the forefront of maintaining healthy relationships with our clients, followed closely by developing systems that improve processes and the way the industry approaches tax and flood servicing as a whole," said John Walsh, CEO of LERETA. "Tiffany is uniquely skilled in both those areas and is a true asset to our team. We look forward to a long, productive future that includes her valuable contribution." STACEY BAYLEY BRENT TAGGART Pennsylvania-based SingleSource, a provider of valuation, REO, title, and property-preservation services, announced the addition of industry professionals Stacey Bayley and Brent Taggart to its business development team. Bayley joins the team as an SVP of Business Development. Previously, Bayley was with Litton Loan Servicing, AssetLink, and ServiceLink, where she provided senior leadership to large default operations, including asset manage- ment, loss mitigation, call centers, and property preservation. Bayley holds MBA and undergraduate degrees from the University of Connecticut. Taggart will likewise join as an SVP of Business Development. Taggart held various management positions at Fairbanks Capital, Credit Suisse, 406 Partners, Green River Capital, and Clayton Holdings, as a Senior Analyst at Fairbanks, and SVP on the Residential Scratch and Dent Trading Desk at Credit Suisse. MATT SLONAKER WFG National Title, a Portland-based company specializing in national title, settlement, valuation, and technology services, announced that Matt Slonaker is joining the company as SVP of National Business Development. Slonaker will be leading the sales strategy efforts and will be working with company executives to drive organic revenue growth through the implementation of sales programs and strategic initiatives. Slonaker brings more than 25 years' experience in the financial services industry to WFG. Prior to joining WFG, Slonaker served as Managing Director/Principal at Sales Benchmark Index, a sales and marketing management consulting firm. "Matt has a proven track record of building revenue and developing successful programs in challenging environments," WFG CEO Steve Ozonian said. "We're thrilled that he is joining the WFG team and will help lead our future growth." DARYL FAIRWEATHER Real-estate brokerage Redfin announced that it has appointed Daryl Fairweather as its new Chief Economist. Fairweather comes to Redfin from Amazon, where she served as a Senior Behavioral Economist, leading a team of analysts and economists focused on improving employee performance and engagement. Her experience and research interests lie at the intersec- tion of data analysis and individual decision-making, understanding how people's choices shape the economy. "Redfin isn't just focused on purely academic questions about real estate, but the practical decisions people make about buying this or that house, now or later, for less than the asking price or more," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. "[Fairweather's] work at the Federal Reserve, interviewing people who lost their homes to foreclosure in the financial crisis, has given her a human connection to the broad range of issues tied to the housing market." LEGAL MARK BAKER Atlanta, Georgia- headquartered McMichael Taylor Gray has announced the appointment of Mark Baker as the firm's Managing Attorney to oversee its Atlanta and Tennessee operations. In his new role, Baker will be responsible for overseeing the firm's bankruptcy practice and all legal matters related to the Tennessee and Alabama region. Baker joins McMichael Taylor Gray with 30 years' experience in mortgage banking and creditors' rights. Prior to joining the firm, he was the owner of Mark A. Baker Law, LLC based out of Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner at Johnson & Freedman. "McMichael Taylor Gray, LLC, is excited to bring Mark's industry knowledge and legal mind to our team. We couldn't be happier," said January Taylor, Managing Partner, McMichael Taylor Gray. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS VICTORIA GILLESPIE SHANNON MCGAHN The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has announced changes to its senior manage- ment team. Victoria Gillespie now serves as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, and Shannon McGahn became NAR's SVP of Government Affairs on October 15. "The addition of Victoria and Shannon's strategic leadership to our already powerful team will help us once again make real estate a topline issue," said NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. "Together, they will lead our strategic direction in Washington and around the country to better serve our members' interests." With more than 30 years of industry experience, Gillespie will set communications strategies for NAR to drive member engagement and satisfaction and strengthen NAR's relationship with consumers. As SVP of Government Affairs, McGahn will bring a modern, innovative approach to presenting Realtor-directed policies to members of Congress, federal agencies, and the executive branch of government. Know someone moving up in the industry? email us at "Together, they will lead our strategic direction in Washington and around the country to better serve our members' interests." —Bob Goldberg, CEO, NAR, on appointment of Gillespie and McGahn

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