Mortgage Professionals Should be Optimistic About the Future

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Th e M Rep o RT | 11 MCrowd NaNi Colloretti The United States Senate voted last month to confirm the nomination of former Treasury assistant secretary Nani Coloretti to her new post as deputy secretary of HUD. In her time at Treasury, Coloretti advised the secretary on the development and execution of the department's budget, strategic plans, and the internal management of the agency and its bureaus. Working as the second most senior official at HUD, she will manage day-to-day operations, including a $45 billion annual budget. JohN levoNiCk Opus Capital Markets Consultants (Opus CMC) announced the appointment of John Levonick as chief compliance counsel. Levonick has a long legal background, having worked in the past for various companies as chief legal officer, chief compliance officer, and regulatory counsel. With his expertise in mortgage compliance, risk management, and related legal matters, leaders at Opus CMC say they expect Levonick will bring a "unique perspective" to the firm's clients. DiaNNa Serio First American Financial Corporation in Santa Ana, California, recently announced the appointment of a new SVP for enterprise data strategy, naming Dianna Serio to the position. Serio has more than 25 years of experience in real estate information, focusing primarily on data product development, title plant management, data acquisition, manufacturing, and delivery options. Before joining First American, she served as chief data officer for a large real estate data and analytics company. Jay SherwooD NMI Holdings, parent company of National Mortgage Insurance Corporation, announced a shakeup in its executive ranks, starting with the promotion of Jay Sherwood to the role of president. A co-founder of National MI, Sherwood has more than two decades of experience in finance, securities, and investments and has held various leadership positions at the company since its start, including EVP and CFO. robert QuiNt After nearly a quarter of a century with the company, Radian EVP and CFO C. Robert Quint is stepping out of his role, according to an announcement. Quint joined Radian in 1990 as controller and VP, working in his early years to prepare the company for its initial public offering in 1992. He stepped into the role of CFO in 1996 and was named EVP three years later. To ensure a smooth transition for his successor, Quint will serve as EVP of finance through the end of March and will assume a consulting role until the end of 2015. Cheryll leblaNC Veteran mortgage sales professional Cheryll A. LeBlanc has joined Massachusetts- based Mortgage Network as district manager in the firm's Auburn, Massachusetts, office. A native of Massachusetts' Worcester County, LeBlanc has spent all of her 23-year mortgage banking career working in the region. She most recently served as branch manager for Wells Fargo Mortgage, where she worked to grow sales in the central and western areas of the state while also working personally with hundreds of borrowers. Steve ek F.N.B. Corporation, a diversified financial services company with headquarters in Pittsburgh, announced the appointment of Steve A. Ek as chief consumer credit officer. Ek brings nearly 40 years of financial services experience to the F.N.B. team and joins the company from PNC Bank, where he last served as SVP and consumer credit executive. Throughout his tenure at the company, he also held a variety of management roles in credit policy and administration. riCk hill The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Rick Hill has been promoted to VP of industry technology, the group announced. A staff member in MBA's Research and Industry Technology Group, Hill will now take charge in providing leadership to the association and its membership relating to operational and technology topics facing the mortgage industry. He is also responsible for developing content for MBA's Technology Conference and leading all of its technology forums and working groups. JohN ritz Miller Movement Mortgage, one of the nation's fastest-growing privately held mortgage banks, announced that 35- year housing veteran John Ritz Miller will join the company as regional director for the Washington, D.C., area. Beginning January 19, Miller will oversee Movement's operations in and around the District of Columbia, including parts of Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. He joins Movement Mortgage after spending 18 years at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where he last worked as a senior-level manager for the D.C. market. JuStiN GlaSS. United Wholesale Mortgage's Justin Glass is moving up in the company's ranks: The Michigan-based lender promoted the veteran employee to the newly created role of chief digital officer (CDO). Glass is well acquainted with the digital space, having achieved recognition for his work as one the industry's top online originators. He also sits on the PROGRESS in Lending Association's Leader Advisory Board, which is made up of a group of leading business- and technology-savvy lenders. PatriCia haMiltoN The StoneHill Group, a mortgage solutions firm headquartered in Atlanta, recently named mortgage industry veteran Patricia Hamilton as business development manager. Hamilton has more than 30 years of industry experience, 20 of which were spent at Freddie Mac, where she gained experience working with lenders of all sizes as national account manager. More recently, Hamilton managed sales in the western territory for HomeBridge Funding, where she ranked as the company's top salesperson for six straight months. Paul weeCh NeighborWorks America announced the appoint- ment of a new president and CEO, naming a long- time leader in the housing and community develop- ment field to the role. Effective January 20, Paul Weech will take the reins at the organization, allowing Chuck Wehrwein, current acting president and CEO, to return to his position as COO. Weech joins NeighborWorks America from the Housing Partnership Network, where he served as EVP for policy and external affairs. In his time there, he worked with leaders from 100 nonprofit housing and community development organizations to create a new direction for housing policy and practice. Know someone moving up in the industry? email us at Who's moving on and who's moving up in the industry

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