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Carson-Lissa Marie Cinat has been appointed assistant general counsel for Document Systems Inc. Ms. Cinat joined DSI after gaining experience with both national and international law firms.

Prior to joining DSI, Ms. Cinat was a member of a public interest law firm based in Detroit.

She also practiced with Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Rosenfeld, Meyer and Susman in the firm's commercial litigation section and with the corporate defense firm of Kell & Lynch.

Irvine-Argent Mortgage Co. LLC has named Randy Pool executive vice president. In his post at Argent, he will manage the Business Controls Group, responsible for broker/vendor management, post-close/collateral control, appraisal review, audit/due diligence, and investor relations.

Mr. Pool joins Argent following a five-year tenure with The Money Store in Sacramento, Calif. Prior to joining The Money Store, he was executive vice president for Remodelers Acceptance Corp. and vice president, Home Equity/Improvement Lending for The Associates Financial Services Co.

Simi Valley-Lenders First Choice has named John Corrado as the company's new senior vice president of operations. Mr. Corrado is responsible for all operations in the Simi Valley processing center.

Previously the vice president of closing operations, he joined Lenders First Choice at the company's December 2002 inception.

Prior to joining Lenders First Choice, Mr. Corrado held management positions with companies including Bridgespan Title Co., ValuTexas Title Agency and Fairfax Title and Abstract Inc.


Washington-Fannie Mae has promoted

six company officers, including five vice presidents. Emmanuel Bailey, previously director of human resources, has been named vice president for human resources.

Joy Cianci, formerly a principal in Fannie Mae's electronic business division, has been named managing director for lender management and operations in e-business.

Amy Edwards, previously a director in the controller's office, has been named vice president for e-business financial and business services.

Ann Eiler, formerly a director of accounting and audit, has been named vice president for audit.

Thomas King, previously regional counsel for the Chicago office, has been named vice president and deputy general counsel for strategic business initiatives.

And Charles Rumfola, formerly director of marketing, has been named vice president for manufactured housing.

Washington-The Mortgage Bankers Association has promoted five new senior directors.

Rod Alba was promoted to senior director of government affairs, Norman Edwards to senior director of conferences and meetings, Harry Gardner to senior director of industry standards, Leah Logan to senior director of membership and Daniel Szparaga to senior director of the commercial/multifamily real estate finance division.

Mr. Alba serves as MBA's lead regulatory specialist, where he advises members on all aspects of regulatory compliance matters under federal law. He serves as the staff representative on MBA's legal, regulatory and quality assurance committees.

Mr. Edwards is responsible for providing management expertise on the critical functions associated with all scheduled MBA conferences. He will work on strategic review of industry segments leading to new program directions and new member outreach.

Mr. Gardner is responsible for managing the e-mortgage standards development efforts under the auspices of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization.

Ms. Logan is responsible for MBA's membership recruitment and retention efforts, and coordinates MBA's Future Leaders Program, which provides leadership training to top staff of member companies.

Mr. Szparaga is responsible for technology and e-commerce developments in the commercial and multifamily mortgage industries, where he will provide MBA members with strategic observations and opportunities for innovation.


Minneapolis-Jim Van Pelt joined Dexma Inc. as chief operating officer, a new strategic position that was added to oversee day-to-day operations and help manage the next stage of Dexma's growth and development.

Mr. Van Pelt joined Dexma after an 18-year career with Accenture where he was a partner who specialized in the review, planning, design and installation of large-scale information systems. Companies he consulted with include Deluxe Corp., Fleet Mortgage, Norwest Mortgage and U.S. Bank.


Cleveland-Julie Joseforsky has been named chief administrative officer of Key Consumer Finance, a division of Cleveland-based KeyCorp. Ms. Joseforsky will be responsible for the group's administrative functions, with particular focus on optimizing technology and operations across the consumer finance organization. Previously, she was the director of direct lending and director of compliance for Household International and also held similar positions in the consumer lending group at Banc One.


Reston-Merle Sharick has been named national account executive at Mortgage Asset Research Institute Inc.

Prior to joining MARI, Mr. Sharick managed sales and business development activities for Infinity Information Solutions.

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