Irvine-Thompson National Properties said that Thomas Gentry has joined the company as regional vice president, South Central region.

Previously, Mr. Gentry was regional vice president at Security Benefit Group where he was responsible for the marketing and distribution of non-qualified products in the Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas area.

Prior to this, he held various positions with Federated Investors and AIM Investments.

Irvine-Thompson National Properties said that Neil M. Miller joined the company as chief operating officer and general counsel effective.

Mr. Miller is involved in all aspects of the company's activities, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, product development and operations as well as directing its legal firms.

Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Guardian Cos., a group of diversified real estate and operating companies with operations in Arizona and California.

Prior to Guardian, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer at American Golf Corp. and National Golf Properties.

Santa Ana-Kondaur Capital Corp., a purchaser of loans with regulatory, underwriting or performance issues, said that Raymond Snytsheuvel has joined the company as general counsel.

In this capacity, Mr. Snytsheuvel is overseeing all corporate affairs of a legal and compliance nature.

After becoming a licensed attorney in California 12 years ago, he moved on to the area risk management, covering compliance, legal, government/industry relations and risk policy.

Before joining Kondaur, he served as general counsel at The Bohan Group and prior was senior legal counsel for Option One Mortgage.


Berlin-National Default Servicing LLC said that Rick Lewellen has joined the company as vice president, client management.

Mr. Lewellen will be responsible for client management across NDS as well as assisting with the development of new relationships.

Prior to joining NDS, he worked for GMAC/RFC as a director for servicing strategy and management.

His previous assignments include Goldman Sachs where he had portfolio management responsibilities, and managing default operations for the CIT Group.

National Default Servicing also promoted Ty Reed to vice president, client management.

Mr. Reed manages multiple accounts including Wilshire, Fannie Mae and GMAC, and has been in the default and REO industry for over seven years.

He started in the loss mitigation department of Homecomings Financial and served as an asset manager in its REO department.

Mr. Reed joined National Default Servicing as an operations manager.


Washington-The Mortgage Bankers Association said that Francis Creighton has been promoted to vice president and chief lobbyist.

In his new role, Mr. Creighton will be responsible for leading the day-to-day federal and state legislative activities of the association, including management of its legislative lobbying, political and grassroots operations.

Previously, he had been vice president of legislative affairs for MBA where his primary responsibility was lobbying House Democrats.

Before joining MBA, Mr. Creighton served in several capacities on Capitol Hill, was an appointee at the U.S. Department of Labor and worked in public affairs.


Jacksonville-Fidelity National Information Services Inc. named Marcia Danzeisen as senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications.

Ms. Danzeisen fills the chief marketing role created by the spin-off of the FIS mortgage processing business earlier this year.

She previously served as senior vice president of Macquarie Mortgages USA, Chase Home Finance and Bank of America, and brings more than 15 years of industry experience to FIS.


Idaho Falls-DocuTech Corp. has appointed Philip Mikolaj as chief technology officer.

Prior to joining DocuTech, Mr. Mikolaj spent four years as senior vice president of information technology for Lake Oswego, Ore.-based LIME Financial Services.

He also served as the director of consulting services for San Diego-based Del Mar DataTrac and vice president of Information Technology for Lake Oswego-based Meritage Mortgage.


Beverly-Brookwood Financial Partners said that James E. Cronin and Stephen D. Winsor have joined the firm as financial analysts in the firm's acquisition group.

Prior to joining Brookwood, Mr. Cronin served as an associate for the real estate investment banking group at Bear Stearns from 2005 to 2008.

Prior to 2005, he worked as a private banking portfolio manager at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup.

Prior to joining Brookwood, Mr. Winsor worked at McKinsey & Co., where he served as an analyst in its construction and real estate group.

His responsibilities at McKinsey included research and analysis for clients including real estate developers, global contractors, and building material manufacturers and distributors.


Oxford-Oxford Bank, a subsidiary of Oxford Bank Corp., hired Mark D. Thorpe as an assistant vice president and mortgage loan officer and promoted Benjamin C. Heminger to bank officer and senior credit analyst.

Mr. Thorpe brings 27 total years of banking and lending experience to his new position, the last 17 of which were senior-level residential lending positions.

His experience includes underwriting, auditing, sale and delivery of mortgage loans to the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) and correspondent banks.

Mr. Heminger has served as a credit analyst in Oxford Bank's commercial banking department since joining the financial institution in April 2000.


New York-American Realty Capital appointed Jesse Galloway as its assistant general counsel.

Most recently, while at the law firm of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, he represented investment banks, major financial institutions and commercial banks in commercial real estate finance transactions.

He began his career at Harris Beach LLP, Rochester, N.Y., where he specialized in commercial real estate development and financial matters.

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