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12 | TH E M R EP O RT MCROWD 12 | TH E M R EP O RT LENDERS AND SERVICERS JOHN CARTER John Carter has been named as the President and COO-elect of Nationwide's financial services business lines, effective immediately. Carter succeeds Kirt Walker, who will become Nationwide's next CEO in October. Reporting to Walker, Carter will oversee the company's retirement plans, life insurance (individual, business, and corporate-owned), annuities, and mutual funds business operations. "John brings more than 30 years of financial services industry experience to this role," Walker said. "Throughout his career, he has demonstrated outstanding leader- ship, both in terms of results and people. John is a strong advocate for the retirement security of America's workers—helping them prepare for and live in retirement. We look forward to achieving continued success under his guidance." BOB HORA Central Loan Administration and Reporting (Cenlar) has hired Bob Hora as SVP of Default Operations. In this role, Hora will report to Tony Renzi, Cenlar's President and COO. "Bob is a tremendous addition to our team," Renzi said in a statement. "We have all of the key pieces in place that allow us to anticipate and respond to our clients' changing needs, and to provide them with the innovative, technology- driven solutions that will drive their success in the marketplace." Prior to joining Cenlar, Hora held senior positions at some of the country's premier financial institutions, including Bank of America, Fannie Mae, GMAC Rescap, and Wells Fargo. He has built and led default operations across diverse portfolios and mega-scale and multiple-site operations. He has also consulted widely on default servicing in the industry. SUZY LINDBLOM Planet Home Lending, LLC (PHL), has named Suzy Lindblom COO. Lindblom, who was previously EVP of National Operations, replaces the company's retiring COO, Michael Kula. Lindblom has been with Planet Home Lending since 2017 and was the architect of an operations platform redesigned to support Planet Home Lending's entry into distributed retail. "Suzy has a great deal of experience in developing process efficiencies in an organiza- tion. She finds areas for potential cost savings while keeping customer service levels and loan quality high," said Michael Dubeck, CEO and President of PHL parent Planet Financial Group. "She has perfected the role of being able to juggle those areas of business while maintaining her dedication to serving people." AUSTIN NIEMIEC Quicken Loans Mortgage Services recently named Austin Niemiec as EVP. "Niemiec began his career with the company 10 years ago as a mortgage banker, and he embodies a 'street' focus that came from working with thousands of clients over the years," Quicken Loans said in a statement. According to Quicken, he "deeply understands the needs of loan officers and homeowners," bringing that viewpoint to his new role. Niemiec has spent the last two years leading the Account Executives at QLMS through a period of growth, which has prepared him to help the company continue that expansion. "QLMS couldn't be in better hands as it writes the next chapter in its story of innovation, client service, and success," said Bob Walters, President and COO of Quicken Loans. "Austin lives by the motto 'Always grateful, never satisfied.' That combination of gratitude for past successes, along with a searing desire to consistently innovate and improve, is powerful and will serve QLMS well." TIFFANY SIZEMORE Gateway First Bank, one of the 10 largest banks in Oklahoma, has appointed Tiffany Sizemore as its Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer. In this role, Sizemore is responsible for the development, implementation, and enforcement of Gateway's BSA compliance program and coordina- tion with state and federal regulators on these matters. "We are happy to welcome Tiffany to the team. She has a strong knowledge of banking laws, regulations, and operations relative to the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money- laundering measures, and related matters," said Scott Gesell, CAO of Gateway. "Her strong commitment to ethics and familiarity with regulatory and operational activities make Tiffany a strong asset to the team. We look forward to working with her." Sizemore added, "Gateway strives to be an industry leader and has experienced a long tradition of success. I look forward to overseeing the bank's compliance initiatives as Gateway continues to grow and strive for excellence." SERVICE PROVIDER VICTOR DRAPER After more than 12 years of service, ProVest CRO Victor Draper has an- nounced that he will be stepping down. Draper has spent more than 35 years in the mortgage default industry and says he will continue to support the sector in retirement. In a statement, Draper said, "After more than 35 years in the mortgage default industry, I am excited to see what the next chapter in life may hold. I am looking forward to spending quality time with my wife, This month, some of the industry's largest companies saw significant changes to their corporate lineups. Who's moving on and who's moving up in the industry

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