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M R EP O RT | 9 MCROWD GOVERNMENT ADRIANNE TODMAN Adrianne Todman was sworn in as the 12th Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Deputy Secretary Todman during a ceremony at HUD's head- quarters that was livestreamed to the HUD's staff. Deputy Secretary Todman was confirmed by the Senate by unanimous consent on June 10. "Throughout my journey, I have made it my mission to help restore and revitalize our nation's public housing; to help build more afford- able homes in our country; to help house people who are homeless and to help families achieve their dreams," Todman said. "At every step along the way, I have worked to safeguard the public's trust-and to deliver support to people in need with efficiency and with equity." Todman most served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) from 2017 to June 2021. During her tenure, Todman improved NAHRO's financial standing and busi- ness operations, created a member- centric culture, and advocated for funding and policies to preserve and develop affordable housing and help communities thrive. Before joining NAHRO, Todman served as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) from 2009-2017. At DCHA, Todman implemented a national model to house veterans ex- periencing homelessness, increased homeownership opportunities by 50% for low- and moderate-income families served by DCHA, increased the number of affordable units avail- able in sub-markets experiencing rapid growth, and oversaw 12 concur- rent large redevelopment efforts. Deputy Secretary Todman also served in several career positions at HUD, first, as a manager of HUD's $500 million grant competition that focused on the redevelopment of distressed public housing sites, then as a policy aide in both the Office of Public and Indian Housing, and the Office of the Secretary where she worked with staff across HUD's programs on policy solutions and streamlining implementation. In her role as Deputy Secretary, Todman will work alongside Secretary Fudge to ensure that HUD has the staff and tools it needs to administer and provide oversight over programs critical to supporting families and to moving the country forward. Todman was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. "NAHRO's loss is our country's gain. We are grateful for the fearless and effective leadership she brought to NAHRO, and for the many ways in which she strengthened our associa- tion," NAHRO President Sunny Shaw said. "We are thrilled to see such an experienced houser and proven leader, with such a deep understand- ing of affordable housing policy and practice, serve as Deputy Secretary at HUD, and we look forward to work- ing with her in her new capacity." LENDERS LEONARD CULLIP National full-service mortgage banker, Homeowners Financial Group (HFG), has hired industry expert Leonard Cullip as West Regional Manager. Cullip brings 33 years' experience and will lead efforts to continue expansion in the western region. Cullip will oversee California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Hawaii markets. He will provide strategic direction, market analysis, and oversight to ensure these regions are maximizing production while maintaining efficient and accurate operations. "Len is exactly the type of leader we are looking for as we continue to enhance our retail presence across the country," said Bill Rogers, President & CEO of HFG. "Len has a proven track record of building and fortifying retail markets on the West Coast. We are excited to have him on our team." Prior to joining HFG, Cullip served as SVP of Strategic Growth with Guaranteed Rate where his respon- sibilities included managing and building new branch opportunities across the West. Cullip has also held senior roles at Stearns Lending, PrimeLending and Bank of America. He is currently a Mortgage Action Alliance Member and is dedicated to strengthening the industry's voice and lobbying power in Washington, D.C., and state capitals across America. Additionally, he holds a current role as an originating member of the California MBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. 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 "I am thankful to be included to serve with this amazing group at HFG," Cullip said. "HFG has a rich and proven history of honoring homeowners and employees, and I am excited to share that story in my role. This is more than a job for me, and I am thankful for the deeper purpose this organization continues to demonstrate each day. I'm proud to be a part of a company that understands not only excellence in our industry, but also care, kindness, and a desire to give back to our com- munities." HFG has more than 38 branches in 15 states and is licensed to do business in 31 states. Last year, HFG funded $3.44 billion of residential mortgages. The Scottsdale-based mortgage company was founded in 2004. HFG is committed to serving the needs of borrowers, while maintaining a corpo- rate culture focused on family. "We are thrilled to have Len lead our West Coast sales team. His 20+ years of executive mortgage experi- ence, along with his genuine passion to serve people perfectly aligns with HFG's culture and commitment to our people," said Ron Stowers, CSO of HFG. MARY DARTER JAMES LOVING ADAM SPIGELMAN SAUL WALLE Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national lender and servicer, has named four new Senior Vice Presidents to lead the company's Correspondent and Retention originations channels: Mary Darter, James Loving, Adam Spigelman, and Saul Walle. Mary Darter is now SVP, Correspondent Operations, while James Loving is SVP, Correspondent Sales. "Mary and Jim have worked as a team for the past six years building our correspondent best- in-class operations platform and sales and service teams," Planet Home Lending President, Mortgage Lending John Bosley said. "Their dedication, hard work, and partnership continues to drive our cor-

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