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M R EP O RT | 9 MCROWD Davis brings to Flagstar an exten- sive background in banking. Besides additional experience at SunTrust as a retail market executive, he also served as president of RBC Bank USA, the domestic banking division of the Royal Bank of Canada, and as a senior executive and member of the operat- ing committee for Wachovia (now Wells Fargo Bank), where he held a number of senior roles with P&L responsibility. He started his banking career at First Union Bank. At Flagstar, he will be responsible for commercial and industrial, middle market, and warehouse lending. Additional areas of responsibility include consumer finance, equipment finance, homebuilder finance, govern- ment banking, treasury manage- ment, branch banking and strategic alliances. "Reggie is a talented, versatile, sea- soned banker with a proven track re- cord of putting solutions within reach of customers and getting results," said Alessandro DiNello, president and CEO of Flagstar. "Community banking is key to diversifying our earnings, and we're fortunate to have Reggie fill this important position and help us strengthen our community banking and lending." TINA KNAUT Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank, has promoted Tina Knaut to Regional Vice President of the Southwest region of the United States. In this role, Knaut will oversee all Gateway mortgage loan centers in Arizona, Colorado, southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming. "Tina's motivation to serve others daily has been a key contribution to the core culture at Gateway," said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. "She has assembled great teams and created an environment for them to thrive, not only professionally but also personally. She measures success by the lives she touches and not by profits, and that makes her a great fit for a leadership role at Gateway. We look forward to the positive impact she will have." Knaut joined the Gateway team in 2016 as an Area Manager in New Mexico and Arizona. During her time with the company, she has suc- cessfully led expansion efforts into new markets with high operational efficiency, while cultivating deep relationships across the organization and with clients. "I am fortunate to make my mark in the mortgage banking industry by connecting with and bringing signifi- cant value to everyone I encounter. I hope to attract people who share the same core convictions," said Knaut. "Gateway has the most dynamic vi- sion for growth and positive culture I've experienced in my 20 years in the mortgage industry, and I am excited to advance my career with such a dedicated organization." SERVICE PROVIDERS YVETTE GILMORE ServiceLink is strengthening its leadership team to expand its innovative products and services by appointing Yvette Gilmore as its senior vice president of servicing product strategy. An accomplished and award-winning housing and finance veteran, Gilmore brings more than 20 years' experience leading servicer relationship and performance management efforts for leading Fortune 500 financial service organizations. In this role, Gilmore will be respon- sible for developing ServiceLink's products and services that support strategic servicer client initiatives. She will also support ServiceLink's EXOS One Marketplace, the only AI- powered asset decisioning tool of its kind, that uses predictive modeling to determine the optimal disposition strategy for properties in default. "ServiceLink prides itself on attracting the very best talent to provide our clients with world-class technology, products and services," said Miriam Moore, default services division president for ServiceLink. "Yvette's deep industry knowledge, experience, customer relationships and passion for innovation and pro- cess efficiencies will be an invaluable resource as we continue to deliver new innovative products and services to our customers." Prior to joining ServiceLink, Gilmore spent more than a decade at Freddie Mac, where she held several leadership positions and most recently served as vice president of servicer relationship and perfor- mance management. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, she led the loss mitiga- tion departments at IndyMac and Washington Mutual. GOVERNMENT CHRISTIAN M. LOWN Freddie Mac has announced the appointment of Christian M. Lown as EVP and CFO, effective June 15. Lown was previously EVP and CFO at Navient Corporation. He succeeds Donald F. Kish, who has served as Interim CFO since December 2019. Kish will continue serving as SVP, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. "We welcome Chris Lown to Freddie Mac. His demonstrated suc- cess as a chief financial officer and strong background in the debt and equity capital markets and in mergers and acquisitions will be invaluable as we prepare our company to exit conservatorship," said Freddie Mac CEO David Brickman. "I want to thank Donnie Kish for his steady and selfless leadership of our finance function during this transition." At Navient, Lown was respon- sible for the accounting, corporate development, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, procure- ment, treasury, and vendor manage- ment functions. "I am excited to join Freddie Mac as the company prepares for its next chap- ter and I look forward to working with such a talented management team and innovative company," said Chris Lown. Prior to joining Navient in 2017, Lown was Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley, where he co-led the Global FinTech and North America Banks and Diversified Finance investment banking practices. Lown holds an MBA from The University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts from Lynchburg College. know someone moving up in the industry? email us at "I am excited to join Freddie Mac as the company prepares for its next chapter and I look forward to working with such a talented management team and innovative company." —Chris Lown, EVP and CFO, Freddie Mac

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