DEC 7, 2012 11:39am ET

Baseball Hall of Famer Named Spokesman of Reverse Lender

DEC 7, 2012 11:39am ET
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NewDay USA LLC, a government and reverse mortgage lender based in Fulton, Md., has hired one of the icons of its home state, Cal Ripken Jr., as spokesperson for its philanthropic activities, community outreach efforts, and internal recruiting and training program.

Ripken, who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles, holds the record for most consecutive games played at 2,632. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. His teammate at the start of his career was another well-known mortgage industry pitchman, Jim Palmer (for the Money Store).

Among NewDay’s philanthropic partners are Renovating Hope, Purple Heart Homes, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, the Nations Trust for the Wounded Warriors and the Military Bowl football game which benefits the USO.

NewDay chairman Tom Lynch, a retired rear admiral with the U.S. Navy, said, “We are proud and honored that Cal Ripken will represent NewDay USA in our efforts to do what is right by the men and women who have served our country so honorably and selflessly.”

Joe Murin, formerly president of Ginnie Mae, joined NewDay in September as president and CEO.