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Anaheim-Independent Realty Capital Corp. promoted Phillip McCall to president. Mr. McCall previously served as Independent's chief operating officer and oversaw the firm's mortgage banking units and general operations.

Mr. McCall joined Independent in 2000 to manage its correspondent lending unit and was promoted to COO in 2002.

He was previously CEO of Home Save Mortgage, a Florida-based mortgage banking company with regional offices in southern California.

Additionally, Janene White was promoted to executive vice president of operations.

Ms. White was previously Independent's senior vice president, responsible for supervising human resources as well as retail operations and processing support.

She also serves on the board of directors as secretary/treasurer.

Tustin-Marilyn Foody, vice president of business development for American Document Services Inc., Tustin, Calif., has been named senior vice president of national sales.

Prior to joining American Docs in January, 2002, she served in senior sales management, marketing and business development positions with financial institutions including Prudential Home Mortgage, CitiCorp, Investors Mortgage Insurance Co. and most recently National Mortgage Corp.


Washington-CIG International LLC has hired Jay Small as senior analyst/underwriter for the New York market. He will be based in CIG's Midtown Manhattan office.

Mr. Small brings extensive experience in the real estate finance industry to his new position with CIG.

Most recently, he was an analyst with APC Realty Advisors in New York. Prior to his relocation to New York in 2002, Mr. Small worked with the City of Dallas' Economic Development Department as a project manager overseeing the negotiation of development and relocation incentives.

Washington-The Mortgage Bankers Association has appointed Francis Creighton as director, government affairs. He will be primarily responsible for lobbying the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill on key MBA issues.

Mr. Creighton joins MBA from the office of Rep. Steve Israel where he was legislative director, managing staff on all aspects of Rep. Israel's legislative agenda.

Prior to his tenure at Rep. Israel's office, Mr. Creighton was senior counsel for public affairs and manager of new business development at GCI Group, New York. He also has two years experience working at the Department of Labor.


Atlanta-MortgageRamp has hired Tim Mueller as the senior managing director of business development for the DealCentral technology suite of products.

Mr. Mueller was previously a director at Standard & Poors where he worked in the agency's charter research analytics unit.

Mr. Mueller also was CEO of Reaxon, which developed a mortgage underwriting platform, eMortgageDesk. Prior to that he was a managing director at KPMG Consulting.


Northbrook-LOGS Financial Services Inc. has hired Thomas M. Bradham Jr. as its vice president and chief information officer.

He will manage LOGS' computer support staff in Northbrook, Milwaukee and Jacksonville, Fla., and all of LOGS' outsourced IT functions.

Mr. Bradham joins LOGS from Prizm Technologies, an information technology-outsourcing firm specializing in the financial sector. Before that, he was the assistant vice president of data center operations at IndyMac Bank.


St. Louis-American Equity Mortgage has named Wayne M. Dixon head of technology. He brings to American Equity Mortgage more than 20 years of experience as a corporate technology leader and architect.

Most recently, Dixon served as director of information systems at Raskas Foods Inc. Previously, he also worked for ConAgra Foods Inc., Continental Telephone and Optimist International.


New York-Michael H. Sonnabend, a 15-year veteran of the real estate financing industry, has been appointed principal at AFC Realty Capital.

In this position, he will be involved in sourcing, structuring and funding real estate transactions as both an intermediary and principal.

Prior to joining AFC, Mr. Sonnabend performed as senior vice president of Bender & Co. where he directed the firm's investment sales and acquisition activities and has also served with The Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.


Portland-Washington Mutual has named Barbara Smith as a vice president and community development officer for the company's Community and External Affairs Division.

In her new position, Ms. Smith assumes responsibility for working with the nonprofit community in Oregon and southwest, central and eastern Washington. She will focus her efforts on developing relationships with the nonprofit community and bank partners to assist the community with their financial needs.

Ms. Smith brings over 20 years of banking experience to her new position and previously served as a vice president and community development manager at U.S. Bank.

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