Jason Beene has been promoted to president of the correspondent division at Affiliated Mortgage Co., Monroe, La. Most recently he had been senior vice president and national sales manager.
He will report to Bill Brewer, chief executive of Affiliated Mortgage.
At the same time, the company has named Meredith Dorris will serve as vice chairman. She will remain capital markets manager, a leadership position she held since 1996.
Other personnel moves by Affiliated Mortgage include the hiring of Kevin Payne, who was most recently a senior executive with JPMorgan Chase and previously in operational management with Bank of America, Wachovia and other financial services providers, as chief operating officer.
Boris Firquain, a veteran Affiliated Mortgage sales executive, has been promoted to senior vice president, national sales, reporting to Beene.
Affiliated is a unit of Benchmark Bank, Plano, Texas.
The openings were created when Dan Hastings and Todd Cheney jumped to Envoy Mortgage, Houston, which is now opening its own correspondent division in Monroe.
Hastings served as president and division manager of the correspondent division at Affiliated, while Cheney was senior vice president and chief operating officer.
In their new positions Hastings is executive vice president and Cheney is senior vice president at Envoy.