Irvine-Ameripath Mortgage Corp. has named Samantha Manfer director of business development.

Prior to joining AMC, Ms. Manfer was the sales director with Provident Bank, and served seven years as business director for National City Corp.

Most recently she was vice president of asset acquisitions for National Home Auction.

Mill Valley-Redwood Trust Inc. said that Doug Hansen will retire as president and an employee of Redwood effective at the end of this year.

Mr. Hansen will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors of Redwood.

Redwood also said that Marty Hughes has been appointed to succeed Mr. Hansen as president upon Mr. Hansen's retirement.

Mr. Hughes and Brett Nicholas will continue to serve as co-chief operating officers, responsible for managing the operations of Redwood.

In addition, Mr. Hughes will remain as chief financial officer and secretary, and Mr. Nicholas will remain as chief investment officer.

San Francisco-CB Richard Ellis said that Kurt Altvater has joined the company's capital markets national loan sale advisory group as senior vice president in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mr. Altvater brings 25 years of capital markets experience, most recently as a senior vice president with Countrywide Commercial.

Prior to joining Countrywide, he was an originator of CMBS loans for seven years with Bank of America and Nomura Securities.


Washington-The Mortgage Bankers Association promoted Angela Lazear as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Prior to joining MBA in 2000, Ms. Lazear was executive director of finance for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Arlington, Va., a trade, financial and employee benefits services organization, where she led all financial, treasury and budgeting activities.

Prior to her position with NRECA, she served as senior audit manager with the former Coopers & Lybrand.

Washington-The ICBA Services Network, the business services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, has named Steve Stenehjem chairman of its board of directors.

Mr. Stenehjem is the chairman of First International Bank & Trust, which is located in Watford City, N.D.

His previous ICBA leadership roles include a two-year term on the ICBA Bancard board of directors and he currently serves as chairman of the ICBA Reinsurance board of directors.

Washington-Fannie Mae has appointed David M. Johnson to serve as its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Mr. Johnson previously was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Hartford Financial Services Group, Hartford, Conn.

David C. Hisey, who stepped up from his post as senior vice president and controller to temporarily take the CFO post when previous EVP/CFO Stephen Swad left the company in late August, will be Fannie's deputy CFO and EVP.


Tampa-ProVest LLC said that Karen M. Kelly joined the company as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Ms. Kelly will provide in-house legal counsel to management and operations on all legal matters affecting the business, and will assist in deal transactions and contract negotiations for new business relationships and vendor engagements.

Ms. Kelly's legal experience spans over 10 years where she has spent time both in both private and corporate practice.

Prior to joining ProVest, she was general counsel and head of legal at Macquarie Mortgages USA Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of a global investment bank and a mortgage lender licensed in 35 states.


St. Louis-Millsap & Singer LLC, a provider of legal representation, in the states of Missouri and Kansas, specializing in foreclosure, bankruptcy and mortgage related litigation in both state and federal courts, has promoted Joan Burke to team lead of the firm's sales group.

Prior to joining Millsap & Singer, Ms. Burke served as secondary lien investigator for Citibank, followed by three years with the Missouri Division of Finance.

As team lead of the sales group for Millsap & Singer, she will supervise the pre-sale audit process, bidding and auctioneering processes, and post-sale processes on Missouri foreclosures.


Columbus-Residential Finance Corp. promoted Celso Oliveira to the position of marketing analyst, overseeing lead distribution and performance analyses for the mortgage lender.

The company also promoted Marcus William Hitt to the position of customer service/legal compliance coordinator and Andrea Rower to human resources and legal compliance coordinator.

Columbus-Residential Finance Corp. appointed Julie Dietz as director of training and development.

Ms. Dietz brings 15 years of experience in developing and managing sales and operations training programs specific to the mortgage industry.

She has developed and directed training programs at some of the nation's top lenders, including Bear Stearns & Co., Oak Street Mortgage (OSM Financial Services) and Delta Financial Corp.


Fort Mill-Titanium Holdings Inc. added Tamara Buie and Michael Radesky to its management team.

Ms. Buie joins the company with more than 15 years of human resources and management experience.

The former Wells Fargo Home Mortgage assistant vice president and human resources consultant led the due diligence review for loan default and retention operations.

Her management experience includes positions with Avery Dennison Corp., the Walt Disney Co. and Syncor International Corp.

Prior to joining Titanium Holdings, Mr. Radesky was senior vice president and consumer loan risk operations executive for Bank of America Corp.

Additionally, he is a former vice president for Wells Fargo Bank NA.

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