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Agoura Hills-James R. Park has joined Interthinx as vice president and chief valuation officer.

Mr. Park has been in the valuation profession for over 23 years.

He is the former chief appraiser and senior vice president for the mortgage origination division of Lehman Brothers Bank, Aurora Loan Services.

From 2000-2003, he served as the director of research and technical issues with the Appraisal Foundation in Washington.

Prior to his role with the Appraisal Foundation, he also served as an assistant vice president and senior review appraiser for Chevy Chase Bank.


Chicago-Fay Financial LLC named Robert L. Miller to its management team as chief financial officer.

Mr. Miller brings over 25 years of financial management and CFO experience from the private equity, fund management and the CFO consulting industry.

Most recently as a consultant and interim CFO, with engagements with groups such as Apollo Capital's Vantium Group and Capital First Realty, he directed the setup of CFO management and back-office systems for groups with fund investments involving distressed mortgage assets and subprime credit portfolios.


Indianapolis-The Tenant-In-Common Association has named its 2009 board of directors. One new registered representative, two broker/dealers, two sponsor members and one affiliate were elected to the Tenant-in-Common Association's board of directors.

David Hartness of 1031 Exchange Strategies Inc.-OMNI OSJ branch office was elected to serve a two-year term as a registered representative on the board of directors.

In the broker/dealer category, Shanon Ford, Pacific West Securities Inc., and Greg Paul, OMNI Brokerage, were both elected to a two-year term.

In the sponsor category, Randy Beckman, Grubb & Ellis, and John Boyd, TIC Properties LLC, will serve two-year terms.

Lastly, Darryl Steinhause, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, was re-elected as the affiliate member, serving a two-year term.

TICA's board of directors will elect a president-elect at their January meeting. Effective Jan. 1, Bill Winn replaced Patricia DelRosso as president.


Bethesda-American Capital Agency Corp. said that its board of directors has appointed Gary Kain as the company's senior vice president and chief investment officer.

Mr. Kain will succeed Russell Jeffrey, who will be pursuing the full time management of Providence Investment Management LLC. Mr. Jeffrey will continue to serve as a senior advisor to AGNC.

Mr. Kain most recently served as senior vice president of investments and capital markets of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac).

He was also the head trader in Freddie Mac's Securities Sales & Trading Group where he was responsible for managing all trading decisions including REMIC structuring and underwriting, hedging all mortgage positions, income generation and risk management.


Minneapolis-Wolters Kluwer Financial Services named Lisa Fraga vice president and general manager of banking content.

Ms. Fraga will be responsible for the strategic growth of the company's consumer lending and deposit businesses.

Most recently, she served as director of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' consumer lending and deposit business products, where she led the development of these solutions and services.


New York-Jefferies & Co. Inc., the principal operating subsidiary of Jefferies Group Inc., hired Daniel B. Markaity and Christopher M. Bury as managing directors and co-heads of the firm's fixed-income rates business, which includes institutional sales and trading of treasury and government agency securities, as well as the repo finance business.

Mr. Markaity has more than 27 years of experience in fixed-income sales and trading, all of it at Merrill Lynch & Co., where, for the past seven years, he has been a managing director and head of global public credit.

Mr. Bury has more than 13 years of experience in fixed-income sales and trading, all of it at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he most recently was director and co-CEO of Merrill Lynch Government Securities Inc. and trading manager of the USD agency desk.


Columbia-Avista Solutions said that John Kenny has joined the company as Western region sales executive.

Mr. Kenny is based out of Denver and will develop and manage business relationships with customers located in the Western U.S.

Prior to joining Avista Solutions, he spent seven years with Ellie Mae, first as an independent contractor selling and representing software solutions for the mortgage banking industry and later as national account manager.


Franklin-Franklin American Mortgage Co. named Kelly Johnson as vice president of investor relations.

Mr. Kelly comes to FAMC with 25 years of experience spanning nearly every discipline of the mortgage industry.

Most recently, he was senior vice president of investor relations for National City Mortgage Co.

Prior to the acquisition of AccuBanc Mortgage Corp. by National City Mortgage, Mr. Kelly was senior vice president of secondary marketing and focused primarily on product development, branch support and capital markets.


McLean-Freddie Mac named Raymond G. Romano as the company's chief credit officer, a position that is responsible for enterprisewide credit risk management activities. Mr. Romano has served as senior vice president of credit risk oversight since he joined the government-sponsored enterprise, which is now operating in conservatorship, in 2004. In September 2008, he also assumed the role as acting chief credit officer while the company conducted a nationwide search to fill the risk management position. In September of this year, the federal government took control of the company.

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