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Irvine-Mavent Inc. has promoted Angela Cheek to vice president.

Ms. Cheek, who joined Mavent in 2003 as associate senior counsel, has more than 12 years of experience in financial compliance and business law practices.

Prior to joining the company, she served as associate counsel at Portland, Ore.-based Farleigh, Wada & Witt PC. She also served six years as operations product counsel at Portland-based CFI ProServices Inc., now Harland Financial Solutions Inc.

Folsom-Central Pacific Mortgage has appointed Michael E. McFadden to vice president of expansion. He is responsible for growing Central Pacific Mortgage's retail channel.

Mr. McFadden brings to the position more than 30 years of experience. Most recently, he served as regional vice president for Genworth Financial.

Prior to that he held a variety of executive and management positions in the mortgage banking industry.

San Mateo-Remend Inc. said that Richard Lucien has joined the company as chief financial officer.

Mr. Lucien brings to Remend more than 20 years of financial and corporate management experience working with public and pre-public software companies.

Most recently he served as a management consultant and CFO with The Brenner Group Inc. and has held the chief financial officer and senior financial management positions with Centura Software, Boostworks, Berkeley Systems and Spectrum Holobyte.


Shelton-Clayton Holdings Inc. said that Frank L. Raiter has joined its board of directors.

Mr. Raiter served at Standard & Poor's as the managing director of the residential mortgage ratings group before retiring earlier this year. Prior to joining S&P, he was chief investment officer of Caliber Bank and earlier chief financial officer for Jefferson Savings & Loan.

He was also the assistant director of the office of securities transactions for the Resolution Trust Corp.


Washington-The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys said that Brad Botes, an Alabama bankruptcy attorney, will serve as its new executive director.

Mr. Botes will serve as the association's first full-time executive director. At the same time, NACBA has expanded its full-time staff to include Candace Lambrecht, who serves as director of administration, and Jewell Allred, who will assist Mr. Botes. Maureen Thompson of The Hastings Group will serve as a legislative consultant to NACBA.

Mr. Botes was most recently a practicing bankruptcy attorney and principal in each of the Bond & Botes consumer law offices located in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Tennessee.


Orlando-Fiserv Imagesoft, a unit of Fiserv Inc., said Jason Schwabline has joined its team as the vice president of its Nautilus Enterprise Content Management product group.

Mr. Schwabline joins Fiserv from BISYS Inc. in Cherry Hill, N.J., where he was vice president and core systems product manager.

Prior to joining BISYS, he was the district production manager for ANACOMP Inc.


Chicago-TransUnion Settlement Solutions has hired Mark Quesenberry as vice president of strategic account sales.

Mr. Quesenberry comes to TransUnion Settlement Solutions from GreenPoint Mortgage where he was responsible for the retail consumer direct platform and business process outsourcing line of business.

Prior to GreenPoint, he spent eight years in sales and consulting for Clarkston Consulting, AG Consulting and Merck and Co.


East Rutherford-Cushman & Wakefield Inc. has named Andrew J. Merin as a vice chairman.

Mr. Merin heads the firm's Metropolitan Area Capital Markets Group based in East Rutherford.

A 22-year Cushman & Wakefield veteran and a member of its board of directors since 2000, he founded Cushman & Wakefield's New Jersey investment sales team in 1987 after a 17-year career as a specialist in office leasing.


Parsippany-Robert Donnelly has been promoted to the position of vice chairman with Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

A specialist in corporate account management at Cushman & Wakefield of New Jersey Inc., Mr. Donnelly is a 25-year company veteran and founded the company's Parsippany office in 1984.

He was one of the company's first brokers elected to the firm's board of directors, which he has served on since 2000.


New York-Commercial Mortgage Securities Association has appointed Jack Nowakowski to the position of director of research and education.

Among his responsibilities will be to establish CMBS statistics research products, report on industry trends and expand CMSA's best-in-class educational offerings.

Previously, Mr. Nowakowski worked as the director of research at the Pension Real Estate Association. Prior to PREA, he worked at American Council of Life Insurers from 1982 to 2002 and in his last role there worked as manager of investment studies.


Houston-Nolan Willis has joined Stewart Default Solutions as director of technology.

He comes to SDS from REIData Inc., where he was a senior project manager responsible for planning, development and release of its real estate information portal.

Prior to joining REIData, he led project selection, planning, analysis, development and implementation of mission-critical systems in the financial services, health care and transportation industries.

Irving-Charles E. Russell has joined the EMC Mortgage Corp. as senior vice president and chief litigation counsel.

He has 18 years of industry experience in both compliance and litigation positions.

Mr. Russell brings experience in consumer finance as former deputy general counsel for regulatory and compliance matters for American General Finance Inc. and as senior vice president in charge of litigation for Associates Financial Services Co. Inc.


McLean-Timothy Bitsberger, a former senior Treasury Department official, will join Freddie Mac in January as treasurer and senior vice president, funding and investor relations.

At Freddie Mac, he will be responsible for the company's debt- and mortgage-funding programs, as well as equity, debt and mortgage securities investor relations.

For the past year until his recent departure, he served as assistant secretary for financial markets at Treasury.

Prior to his appointments to Treasury, Mr. Bitsberger worked on Wall Street for more than 15 years, most recently as a senior vice president of investments at Salomon Smith Barney.

Richmond-LandAmerica Financial Group Inc. said that Christopher D. Palmer has been named a vice president of the LandAmerica family of companies.

Mr. Palmer currently serves as branch manager of the Sandusky, Ohio, office of its Lawyers Title Insurance Corp. subsidiary.

He has 20 years of experience in the industry and has been with LandAmerica Lawyers Title since 1997.

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