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TH E M R EP O RT | 11 MCROWD subsidiary, since 2012. Prior to joining PHH, Flanagan held legal roles at CoreStates Financial Corporation (now part of Wells Fargo) and Philadelphia Savings Fund Society. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden. PHH also announced that Ryan Melcher, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of PHH Corporation, will assume the role of Corporate Secretary currently held by Brown. Melcher, who is currently responsible for all legal matters with respect to Finance and Capital Markets, will assume the role of VP, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective January 1, 2018, and will report to Flanagan. GERALD S. SACHS Venable LLP, an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C,. that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals, announced that Gerald S. Sachs has joined the firm as partner in the Washington, D.C. office, in the Government Division, where he will assist consumer financial services companies with compliance, law enforcement investigations, and litigation. Previously, Sachs served in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Enforcement Office as senior counsel for policy and strategy, and was an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS ELIZABETH MENDENHALL Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor from Columbia, Missouri, recently assumed the role as 2018 president of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Mendenhall was NAR's 2017 president-elect and 2016 First VP. She has been a Realtor for 20 years and is CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty. John Smaby is 2018 NAR president-elect. Smaby is a second-generation Realtor and has been in the industry for 38 years. He is a broker at Edina Realty in Edina, Minnesota, where he specializes in residential real estate. Vince Malta is 2018 First VP. He is a third- generation Realtor and CEO and broker of Malta & Co. Inc. in San Francisco. Thomas Riley, a Realtor from Bedford, New Hampshire is the 2018 treasurer. He has been a Realtor for more than 36 years and is president of Riley Enterprises Inc. DAVID STEVENS President and CEO of the Mortgage Banker's Association (MBA) David H. Stevens has set his retirement date for September 30, 2018. Stevens will continue to lead the MBA until that time as a diverse and recently formed MBA member search committee identifies new candidates for the role. "With my cancer in remission, focusing on family, friends and staying healthy is my priority," Stevens said in a statement. "This was a difficult decision; it's hard to walk away from supporting an industry that shaped my career. It's been an honor to work with the talented staff, strong leadership and diverse membership of the MBA." Immediate past MBA chairman Rodrigo Lopez is currently head of the search committee, which makes up 12 volunteer MBA members. LEGAL LEAGUE 100 WELCOMES INDIANA MEMBER In November, the Legal League 100 was pleased to announce the addition of Shapiro, Van Ess, Phillips & Barragate, LLP as a member in the state of Indiana. The Legal League 100, a professional association of default servicing law firms and service providers, was created in collaboration with the Five Star Institute in April 2007 to provide the mortgage banking and default servicing industries with a reliable, results-driven resource that helps them easily locate the law firms specializing in servicing and default- related matters, while providing its members endless avenues to achieve growth and success. "SVPB prides itself on being up-to-date on developing regulations affecting the industry and constantly evolving to assure compliance with regulatory demands and client expectations," said Christopher G. Phillips, a partner in the firm. Anywhere. Anytime. Bringing Today's Lending Headlines into Focus, MReport Digital Puts Mortgage Banking News at Your Fingertips Experts you trust. People you know. News you want. MReport is putting essential mortgage market news at your fingertips with our new digital edition, now available online via your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Enjoy the magazine at your desk, and tap into MReport Digital's easily accessible platform anywhere, anytime. Committed to giving originators, servicers, and all lending professionals access to smarter perspectives, MReport believes it's time to think differently about the mortgage industry. Because the American Dream is evolving . . . are you?

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