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Irvine-Thompson National Properties said that Theresa Hutton has joined the company as senior vice president, due diligence.

Previously, Ms. Hutton was vice president, due diligence at Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors, formerly Triple Net Properties.

Prior to Grubb & Ellis Company, she worked in various capacities at Passco Real Estate Enterprises, Langdon Properties and Transamerica National Bank.

Irvine-RealtyTrac said that Michael Keane, its chief technology officer for the past three years, has been promoted to fill the newly created position of chief product officer.

Mr. Keane's new title will be founder/chief product officer, and the new position will allow him to focus his attention entirely on feasibility analysis, development and implementation of new products for RealtyTrac.

Newport Beach-DRI Management Systems said that Fred Melgaard has joined the company as executive vice president.

A 19-year industry veteran, Mr. Melgaard joins DRI from Harland Financial Solutions, where he served in various capacities since 1999, including vice president of servicing products and customer experience.

Prior, he spent six years in senior management positions at several technology firms, including MidCom Communications, Physician Micro Systems and MaestroSoft.

Santa Ana-First American Title Insurance Co. said that Richard A. Diamond has been named vice president and manager.

In this new position, Mr. Diamond will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company's offices in Massachusetts.

His tenure with First American began in 1988, and since then he has held numerous positions, including serving as vice president and regional IT director for First American's Northeast division for the last 10 years.

First American Title Insurance also said that Scott Logan has joined the company as Georgia state counsel.

In this position he will oversee underwriting for transactions throughout the state.

His background includes five years as an associate and then partner with Weissman, Nowack, Curry and Wilco PC, a real estate law firms in Georgia.

After leaving Weissman, Nowack in 2001, he and a partner started their own firm, Logan & Torres LLC, which merged with The Fryer Law Firm PC, in 2006.

Walnut Creek-PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., a subsidiary of The PMI Group Inc., promoted John Hanken to assistant vice president of pricing, where he is responsible for all U.S. structured transaction and mortgage insurance pricing, pricing model development and financial engineering.

Mr. Hanken joined PMI in 2004 as manager of quantitative applications and later became director of portfolio management, where he managed profitability forecasts, business segment analysis, portfolio composition development and tolerances.

Prior to PMI, he held positions at Charles Schwab and Co. and Transamerica Corp.


Broomfield-PMH Financial has hired Curt Christensen as vice president of business development.

Mr. Christensen joins PMH from Citi Residential Lending, the California servicing platform of Citigroup formed when Citi acquired the servicing rights and personnel of AMC Mortgage Services, where he was senior vice president of REO.

Previously, he held the position of vice president of secondary marketing of Ameriquest and AMC, where he spent 19 years.

He will focus on developing and building client relationships as well as pool acquisition of REOs and loans.

Denver-Guardian Mortgage Documents said that Janice L. Butler has joined the company as vice president of compliance.

Ms. Butler, a 28-year veteran of the lending industry, will oversee the day-to-day operations of GMD's compliance division.

Before joining GMD, she was director of regulatory compliance at Aurora Loan Services (a Lehman Brothers company).

She previously had positions in compliance with JPMorgan Chase NA, HomeSide Lending Inc. and PNC Mortgage.


Washington-NCB promoted Patrick N. Connealy to chief credit officer, responsible for the bank's overall credit quality.

Mr. Connealy replaces Chuck Hackman, the bank's long-standing chief credit officer, who recently retired.

Prior to this promotion, Mr. Connealy served as managing director for NCB overseeing the bank's corporate banking group focusing on Alaska Native and tribal entities, ESOP, franchise, grocery, hardware, middle market and small business customer segments.

Prior to joining NCB in 1986, he worked as a supervisory officer with the Farm Credit Administration in Washington, and as assistant vice president and loan officer for the Farm Credit Bank of Omaha.

Washington-The Mortgage Bankers Association promoted Jamie Woodwell to vice president of commercial/multifamily research.

In this role, he will continue to lead the research on commercial finance and multifamily finance issues, and will be responsible for providing economic and policy analysis of legislative and regulatory proposals.

He will also serve as the industry's lead source of information and interpretation on macroeconomic and capital market trends to meet MBA's commercial/multifamily members' needs and the needs of the association.

Prior to joining MBA in 2004, Mr. Woodwell was manager of data initiatives for the multifamily group at Fannie Mae.


Jacksonville-Lender Processing Services Inc. said that Bob Caruso has joined the company as executive vice president of strategy and business development.

Before joining LPS, Mr. Caruso was the servicing and post-closing executive for the consumer real estate and insurance services group at Bank of America.

Prior to joining Bank of America in May 2004, he served as executive vice president of servicing operations at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage where he was responsible for servicing and post-closing operations supporting its mortgage servicing portfolio.

Jacksonville-Fidelity National Information Services Inc. has appointed George Scanlon as its chief financial officer and James Woodall as its chief accounting officer.

These individuals replace Jeff Carbiener and Francis Chan, who have assumed new positions with Lender Processing Services Inc., which was spun-off from FIS on July 2.

With more than 28 years of accounting, audit and financial management experience, Mr. Scanlon comes to Fidelity National Information Services from BFC Financial Corp. and Levitt Corp., diversified holding companies based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he served most recently as chief financial officer.

He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago and later served as senior vice president with Ryder System Inc. in Miami, where he held controller, corporate planning and development responsibilities. (c) 2008 Mortgage Servicing News and SourceMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.mortgageservicingnews.com/ http://www.sourcemedia.com/

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