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CALIFORNIA

Newport Beach-Escrowdesk has added Ryan Schley to its management team.

As Escrowdesk's director of sales and marketing, Mr. Schley is responsible for the management of the national sales organization, development of new product and distribution strategies designed to increase sales volume and design competitive retail price and package strategies.

Mr. Schley's training and background as a U.S. Army Air Defense artillery officer provides him with the supervision and training tools to manage a sales team and oversee customer implementation.

Simi Valley-Lenders First Choice, a national provider of settlement services and title insurance, has named David Tew as national sales director. His sales experience includes more than a decade in the mortgage industry's primary and secondary markets.

At Lenders First Choice, Mr. Tew is responsible for establishing new relationships with regional and national lenders nationwide.

Prior to joining Lenders First Choice, Mr. Tew held executive and sales positions with firms including LandAmerica, LandSafe, Freddie Mac and LSI.

Woodland Hills-Asset Foreclosure Services Inc. has appointed Jerry Roumm to the newly created post of vice president of marketing.

In his new post with AFS, Mr. Roumm will build relationships within the mortgage default industry. He joins AFS after serving as senior vice president of marketing for S.B.S. Trust Deed Network in Los Angeles. Earlier, Mr. Roumm served in an executive post with Consolidated Reconveyance Co. in Los Angeles.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington-Thomas J. Leach has been named chief information officer for the Federal Housing Finance Board.

Mr. Leach comes to the agency from Advance Technology Systems of McLean, Va., working for the past 18 months as project manager at the Finance Board. He was employed by Advance Technology Systems for 14 years.

As CIO, he will be responsible for all day-to-day information technology activities at the agency, including information security, application development and the planned redesign of the Finance Board's Internet site.

Washington-Thomas B. Hallman, vice chairman of CIT's Specialty Finance Group, is the 2004-2005 chairman of the American Financial Services Association.

During his one-year term, Mr. Hallman will preside over the AFSA board and executive committee meetings, serve as an ex-officio member of all AFSA committees and represent AFSA at industry and association-sponsored conferences and meetings.

Mr. Hallman's career spans over 30 years of financial services business experience. He has led national and international line organizations engaged in consumer and commercial lending and leasing.

MINNESOTA

Eagan-AllRegs has named Jeff Hoerster as its new president/COO and Patrick Wilson as sales manager.

Mr. Hoerster has more than 20 years industry experience, including 11 at Columbia National in Columbia, Md., where he left as SVP-operations and nine years at Multi-Mortgage Services in Manasquan, N.J., where he was part owner. Mr. Wilson has more than 15 years industry experience in a variety of disciplines including sales, sales management and marketing at such firms as Countrywide and Bank of America.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord-The Performance Group has added Mark Fairbank as a new consultant. Mr. Fair-bank has more than 15 years of customer and financial service operations management and business analysis experience. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Fairbank was an independent consultant specializing in strategic planning, service/supply chain process development, IT implementation projects and Web-based services. He also served as vice president of Client Services for Fidelity Employer Services Co.

NEW YORK

Melville-Global Home Loans and Finance appointed Ira Stolzenberg as chief financial officer.

As CFO, Mr. Stolzenberg is responsible for reporting on Global's financial position and overseeing its warehouse bank and company investor relationships. Additionally, he will help direct and supervise the states in which Global is licensed. Prior to Global, Mr. Stolzenberg served for seven years as the chief financial officer at eHomeCredit Corp., formerly FHB Funding. He also worked as a controller at Cowen & Co. and Fairchild Publications.

New York-Eric Price has been named Local Initiatives Support Corp. senior vice president for neighborhood markets. His responsibilities will include oversight and guidance of a number of national initiatives that support LISC's community development efforts.

For the past five years, Mr. Price served as deputy mayor for planning and economic development in Washington. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Price was director of housing production at the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. He has also served as a development officer at the Shore Bank Development Corp.

PENNSYLVANIA

Horsham-GMAC Mortgage has appointed Kay Kinney as director of the Public Policy Group. Ms. Kinney joins GMAC Mortgage from Lotstein Buckman, a Washington-based law firm, where she headed the firm's government relations department and represented national mortgage lenders before Congress and federal regulators.

Previously, she worked in government relations for the National Association of Mortgage Brokers and the National Association of Realtors. Ms. Kinney began her career as an appointee of the Reagan administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

VIRGINIA

Vienna-Navy FCU has hired Cutler Dawson, chief financial officer of the U.S. Navy, and a former director of the world's largest credit union, as its new president and CEO. Mr. Dawson, a three-star admiral currently serving in Bahrain, will succeed Brian McDonnell, who is retiring after 35 years with the credit union, the last eight as CEO.

Mr. Dawson has served as a volunteer for the credit union giants off and on for 16 years, with two stints on the board. He is due to complete a 34-year career with the Navy in December when he takes the helm of the $22 billion credit union.

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