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Brea-ResMAE Mortgage Corp. appointed John Stumpf as senior vice president of finance.

Prior to joining ResMAE, Mr. Stumpf was vice president of finance and treasurer for DDi Corp., a publicly traded provider of high-tech electronics manufacturing services, having started with the firm as corporate controller in 1998.

He has also served as assistant vice president of accounting for Avco Financial Services and began his career as a financial auditor for KPMG, one of the nation's leading accounting firms.

Santa Ana-The First American Corp. said that Sandra Bell has joined the company as its vice president and chief marketing officer.

In this newly created position, Ms. Bell will be responsible for identifying and overseeing corporate marketing strategies.

Prior to joining First American, she worked as a partner at Ervin/Bell Marketing Communications, First American's advertising agency of record. She joined the Irvine, Calif.-based advertising agency in 1984, was named vice president in 1990 and became a partner in 1999.

Pasadena-IndyMac Bank has promoted Linda Hitchcock to senior vice president, centralized mortgage operations group.

Previously at IndyMac Bank, Ms. Hitchcock was director of operations accountability and process standardization.

Her experience includes 10 years with Fleet Mortgage, where she was senior vice president of correspondent lending, and 10 years at Bank of America as senior vice president for the national retail channel/consumer real estate.

Walnut Creek-The PMI Group Inc. said that Steven A. Bernstein has joined the company as vice president, international market development.

Mr. Bernstein joins PMI from Promontory Financial Group LLC, where he was a director responsible for international and domestic mortgage finance.

Prior to that he held senior posts with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was responsible for policy development on international mortgage and capital markets issues, and Ginnie Mae, where he served as chief economist.


Washington-The board of directors of MERS, the national database and registry of residential and commercial loans in the United States, elected John Johnson as chairman.

Mr. Johnson currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Birmingham, Ala.-based MortageAmerica, Inc.

Previously, he has served as president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Alabama and was chairman of the residential board of governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.

Washington-MISMO has appointed its board of directors. MISMO, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association, develops data and file transfer technology protocols that span the $12 trillion residential and commercial real estate finance industry.

The MISMO board consists of five members selected from the real estate finance industry and one ex-officio member elected from the ranks of MISMO's governance committee.

The following individuals were appointed to the MISMO board of directors: William Shuler, chief information officer, Residential Capital Corp., Horsham, Pa.; William Frazer, senior managing director and chief financial officer, CBRE/Melody, Houston; Stephen W. Gozdan, chief financial officer, Cenlar FSB, Ewing, N.J.; and Dawn Gibbs, president and chief executive officer, FICS, Addison, Texas.

Already on the board of directors from an appointment made last year is Catherine Rodewald, managing director and chief information officer, Prudential Mortgage Capital Corp., Dallas.

The elected ex-officio MISMO governance committee seat is held by James P. Cooke, of counsel, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, Washington.


Melville-T. Weiss Realty Corp. has promoted Steven M. Woods to vice president of leasing and acquisitions. He joined TWR one year ago as director of leasing and acquisitions.

Prior to joining T. Weiss Realty, Mr. Woods worked for a number of development firms in the New York area, most recently at Simone Development Cos. in Westchester, N.Y.

Prior to his tenure at Simone, he was the director of operations for the Long Island-based Skodnek Organization.


Miami-The Miami office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP has added Paul F. Hancock to its litigation practice.

Mr. Hancock comes to the firm from Hogan & Hartson LLP. Prior to his tenure with that firm, he spent two decades in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and subsequently served as the deputy attorney general for the state of Florida

At K&LNG, he will focus his practice on litigation and government enforcement relating to the financial services industry, namely mortgage banking and consumer credit and retail financial products like residential mortgage loans and consumer loans.


Minneapolis-Residential Capital Corp. has named James R. Giertz as chief financial officer.

Mr. Giertz joins ResCap with more than 23 years of experience in financial and operational management. In 1994, he joined Donaldson Co. from General Motors as chief financial officer.

Prior to joining Donaldson Co., he served as assistant treasurer for General Motors Corp. In this position, he managed capital raising activity worldwide, which included equity, debt, bank, credit and structured transactions, and also oversaw foreign currency and interest risk rate issues.


Warminster-IntraPrise Solutions Inc. has added Frank Corr to the financial institutional sales division as vice president.

Mr. Corr will be responsible for sales and marketing activities targeting mortgage banking and other financial institutions.

He brings over 20 years of marketing and sales experience and comes to ISI from HanoverTrade Inc. where he was a managing director.


McLean-Freddie Mac has named James D. Hughes senior vice president and chief information officer.

Mr. Hughes had been with the Cleveland-based National City Corp. where he had held positions as its chief information officer and also its executive vice president and branch banking division head.

Prior to joining National City in 1997, he served in management roles at Andersen Consulting, USF&G, Seer Technologies and Credit Suisse First Boston. (c) 2006 Mortgage Servicing News and SourceMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.mortgageservicingnews.com http://www.sourcemedia.com

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