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16 | TH E M R EP O RT MCROWD DAVID SMITH, RANJIT BHATTACHARJEE, BRAD WAYMAN Citi's Mortgage and Retail Bank has appointed three new executives to its Mortgage team. David Smith will serve as the COO of U.S. Retail Bank and Mortgage, driving business strategy, operations, and financial planning across Citi's newly combined business, and will also continue to lead the launch of digital end-to-end mortgage originations capability. Taking over as the Head of U.S. Mortgage, Ranjit Bhattacharjee will lead the growth of Citi's Mortgage business in close partnership with Retail Banking. Additionally, Brad Wayman will lead Citi's Mortgage Sales teams as the Head of U.S. Mortgage Sales. SERVICE PROVIDER MIN ALEXANDER, based in Irvine, California, and the nation's largest real estate transaction marketplace, announced the addition of Min Alexander as its COO. As COO, Alexander will lead a team of 800 professionals who manage the sale of over 140,000 exclusive listings annually. Alexander will be a key influencer of the strategic develop- ment of's marketing, data science and technology initiatives. A veteran with over 18 years' experience in the real estate industry, Alexander has a proven track record of managing residential real estate investments and driving sales performance and revenue, focusing on quality, innovation, and customer experience in various business operations. Alexander holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a master's degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. DR. LYNN FISHER Dr. Lynn Fisher has joined the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world, as a resident scholar and co-director of the Housing Center. Dr. Fisher will focus on housing markets, including affordable housing, home building, mortgages, and housing finance.Before joining AEI, Dr. Fisher was VP of research and economics and the Executive Director of the Research Institute for Housing America at the Mortgage Bankers Association. She was previously on the faculty of Washington State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of North Carolina. MICHAEL HOUSEWRIGHT, MARTI DIAZ, DANIELLE LANEY Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a national provider of mortgage industry services based in Lewisville, Texas, has welcomed three new executives to the company, Michael Housewright, CIO, Marti Diaz, SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, and Danielle Laney, SVP of Operations. "The experience of Mr. Housewright, Ms. Diaz, and Ms. Laney will be beneficial to the continued growth and expansion of our company," said Caroline Reaves, MCS CEO. "Their exceptional talents and work history align with our company goals, and we welcome them to our team." RODNEY MOSS LoanCare, a national provider of full-service subservicing and interim subservicing headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, announced that Rodney Moss will succeed Gene Ross in the role of EVP of Strategy and Business Development and that Ross will retire after almost three decades at the company. "LoanCare would not be the company it is today without Gene's leadership," said Dave Worrall, President of LoanCare. "In addition to his professional experi- ence, both Gene and I agree that Rodney's impeccable integrity and forthright approach reflect the values of the LoanCare team." MICHAEL SHIDLER, FRANK CIESIELSKI, CHALISE FREITAG, ROMAN VEGA, RONDA SCHRADER RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation (RPMS), one of the na- tion's largest non-bank mortgage servicing companies, has announced its addition of five executive-level mortgage servicing profession- als to its senior management team: Michael Shidler, VP of Claims & Loss Management; Frank Ciesielski, VP of Servicing Transfers; Chalise Freitag, VP of Corporate Compliance; Roman Vega, VP of Marketing; and Ronda Schrader, VP of Investor Reporting. "These new additions to our senior management team are a direct result of our firm's evolution," said Kevin Brungardt, CEO of RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corp. "We continually strive to be more effective and efficient and will regularly add key roles and experienced profes- sionals to our organization as our growth continues and our operation expands." LEGAL NANITA O. CORNISH Attorney Nanita O. Cornish has joined Rosenberg & Associates, a Certified Women Owned Business providing foreclosure, title curative, bankruptcy, eviction, litigation and REO services in Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia, as Associate Attorney in the firm's Chesapeake, Virginia office. Cornish practices real estate law with a focus on foreclosure, bankruptcy, evictions, and litigation. Cornish is admitted to appear before all state courts in the jurisdiction of Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association. Cornish holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and a Juris Doctor from University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. MICHAEL COYNE, TRAVIS D'AMATO Bethesda, Maryland- based Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has hired Managing Directors Michael Coyne and Travis D'Amato to its new, multifamily- focused investment sales team in Boston, Massachusetts. This new team expands the company's multifamily invest- ment sales practice into five new states, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. "We are thrilled to welcome this extraordinary team of investment sales professionals to Walker & Dunlop," commented Kris Mikkelsen, COO, and MD of Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales. "Michael and Travis are highly regarded by large owners of commercial real estate and have the client base, track record, and personal character to be wonderful additions to the Walker & Dunlop team." Know someone moving up in the industry? email us at

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