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Santa Ana-First American Title Insurance Co. has named Robert Schott regional vice president for Southern California. Mr. Schott will oversee title operations for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Counties. Prior to joining First American, he held senior-level positions with several top corporations, including DuPont, Dean Foods and Frito Lay.


Stamford-Stanley Yee has joined Stamford Mortgage Co. As the firm's underwriter,

Mr. Yee is responsible for analyzing client income, credit, and asset information to determine compliance with product and program guidelines and credit policy. He is also responsible for pipeline management and supervision of the firm's processing department.

Formerly a senior loan processor with Dwyer & Associates and Inter-Bay Financial of San Francisco, Mr. Yee was responsible for gathering and reviewing all loan-related documentation.


Washington-Mark Singleton has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of ULLICO Inc.

Since June 2000, ULLICO's new CFO has been chief financial officer of Inviva Inc., New York. In 1993 Mr. Singleton was recruited as a member of the turnaround management team at Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co., Baltimore, and rose to the level of CFO and senior vice president of finance and operations until his departure in 2000.


Boca Raton-Data Warehouse Corp. has appointed two direct marketing industry veterans, Rick Williams and Scott Cohen, as vice presidents with shared responsibility for managing the company's account management and direct mail business units.

Prior to joining Data Warehouse, Mr. Williams, along with Mr. Cohen, was co-founder and president of Williams & Cohen Direct, a strategic marketing agency, where he was responsible for the agency's operations, fulfillment and database services. During his 25-year career, Mr. Williams has also served in various senior management positions at Devon Direct Marketing & Advertising and Franklin Mint.

At Williams & Cohen Direct, Mr. Cohen served the dual roles of creative services and account team leader.


Rockville-Criimi Mae Inc. has named Mark R. Jarrell as president and chief operating officer.

Mr. Jarrell has served on Criimi Mae's board of directors since last January. He has resigned from the board in conjunction with becoming president and chief operating officer.

With more than 15 years of corporate and Wall Street experience in the commercial mortgage-backed securities sector, he has been serving as senior vice president and head of the debt group at The Community Development Trust Inc.


Boston-Berkshire Mortgage Finance has named Greg Geletka in the newly created role of executive vice president, lending operations.

Mr. Geletka brings over 30 years of both debt and equity experience in

commercial real estate. Most recently, he was

president and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler Chrysler Capital Services.

Before joining Daimler Chrysler, Mr. Geletka was employed at NationsCredit Commercial Corp., formerly US West Financial Services. He has also held executive positions at the Stiles Corp., a Fort Lauderdale-based commercial real estate developer, and Westinghouse Credit Corp.


Ann Arbor-InterFirst Wholesale Mortgage Lending, a division of ABN Amro Mortgage Group Inc., has promoted David Wright to first vice president, credit risk manager.

Mr. Wright brings over 20 years experience in the industry, 10 of which were with InterFirst as underwriting manager. In his new position, Wright will help ensure that AAMG's credit risk policies are adhered to within InterFirst operations.

InterFirst also has hired Keith Dutton as vice president, closing manager.

Mr. Dutton has nearly two decade's experience in the mortgage industry. Prior to joining InterFirst, he held positions as account executive, branch manager and operations manager.


Solon-Loan Protector Insurance Services has named Joe Laslo as vice president. Mr. Laslo, who has more than 30 years experience in the mortgage industry, will be responsible for building and maintaining the company's client base through sales and marketing.

Prior to joining Loan Protector, he was senior vice president of sales for Great American Insurance Management Services and regional vice president at Safeco.


Seattle-WaMu Capital Corp., a registered broker-dealer and a wholly owned subsidiary of Washington Mutual Inc., has hired Bill Coppedge to work in the firm's Seattle office until WaMu Capital Corp.'s new custom designed trading facility opens later this year in New York.

Throughout his career, which dates back to the mid-'70s, he has focused on servicing the needs of mortgage bankers. Coppedge, who started his Wall Street career at Kidder Peabody, has also worked at Oppenheimer and PaineWebber, and for the last seven years led the mortgage banking effort at Banc of America Securities.

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