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12 | Th e M Rep o RT MCrowd Michael StegMan Michael Stegman, will step into a new position in the White House when he joins the National Economic Council. Stegman, who has been with Treasury for four years, will be the main housing adviser for the Obama Administration in his new position with the council. During his four years with Treasury, Stegman played a key role coordinating Treasury's activities relating to the development of housing finance policy. Two areas in which his efforts were concentrated where expanding credit access for mortgages and GSE reform. * * * alan J. BowerS Ocwen Financial Corporation has appointed Alan J. Bowers as a new independent director to the firm's board of directors. Bowers' 30 years' experience in accounting and executive management includes experience on audit committees of private and public companies. He has served as lead director and as chairman of the Audit Committee and Nominating Corporate Governance Committee at commercial real estate finance giant Walker & Dunlop since December 2010. * * * harold lewiS/ david hiSey Nationstar Mortgage Holdings' president and COO, Harold Lewis announced his retirement from the company. Lewis has been with the company and in his current position since February 2012 and also held the same position at Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, since September 2012. Prior to Nationstar, Lewis was COO at CitiMortgage, where he stayed for almost three years and ran the Citi Homeowner Assistance Program. David Hisey, EVP, chief strategy, and external affairs officer effective, also stepped down from his position at the end of June. * * * colleen Knapp Credit Plus, Inc., has added Colleen Knapp to their sales team as SVP, national product specialist. Knapp has more than 20 years experience in residential mortgage credit reporting. In her role, she will be responsible for providing mortgage lenders with progressive verification products that enable them to close more loans in an efficient manner, and comply with changing mortgage regulations. "Compliance and vendor management will continue to be hot issues throughout the remainder of the year and into 2016. The regulatory environment has elevated the expectations of third-party providers, and rightly so. I consider collaboration to be one of the key positives of the direction our industry has taken in recent years." —Colleen Knapp darleen aragon In addition, Credit Plus, Inc., has also hired Darleen Aragon, an experienced industry professional as their new regional account executive. She will be offering lenders throughout the U.S. the full range of Credit Plus' third-party verification tools in her new role. She has more than 20 years experience and vast industry knowledge that will help customers make the best lending decisions. roBert groSSinger Robert Grossinger has been selected to be the new president of The National Community Stabilization Trust. Grossinger's priority in his new position will be to continue to move the organization's established market-relevant housing strategies forward, while increasing its focus on markets that are still struggling to see a housing and economic recovery. Prior to accepting his new role, Grossinger was VP at Enterprise Community Partners, where he provided leadership and partnership responses to the foreclosure crisis as well as the health and housing area. "Many communities and housing markets have not recovered from the crisis six years ago. There needs to be homeowners in struggling communities. Industry leaders need to figure out a way to come together and do something about this." —Robert Grossinger * * * MiMi eaton United Guaranty Corporation has promoted Mimi Eaton to be the VP of the strategic accounts team. She has been with United Guaranty since 2012 as the senior account executive for Arizona and Southern Nevada, and was recently recognized at Guaranty's annual sales meeting for outstanding performance in the growth of new accounts. Eaton has been an active member of the Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association for 12 years. She currently serves on its membership committee and was a board member for five years. Who's moving on and who's moving up in the industry This month some of the industry's largest companies saw significant additions to their corporate lineup. "By listening to the challenges of our peers and strategizing together on effective solutions, we can better navigate through the issues our industry faces today. In doing so, we'll also earn the trust of our customers which is paramount to our future success." —Darleen Aragon

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