Brea-ResMAE Financial Corp. said that Robert E. Dean and Richard A. Mirro have been elected as independent members to its board of directors.

Mr. Dean most recently was a senior managing director of Ernst & Young Corporate Finance LLC. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, he was a partner in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, where he was the managing partner of the Orange County office and a member of the law firm's executive committee.

Prior to being elected to ResMAE's board, Mr. Mirro was chairman and chief executive of North American Mortgage Co. and executive vice president of Dime Savings Bank, NAMC's parent company. Before NAMC/DSB, Mirro was chairman and chief executive of Fleet Mortgage following a decade at Chase Manhattan Mortgage.

Dublin-Ellie Mae Inc. has named Craig S. Davis to the company's board of directors. Mr. Davis brings more than 25 years of senior management experience in the mortgage and financial services industry to Ellie Mae.

For the past seven years, Mr. Davis served as president of the Home Loans and Insurance Services Group for Washington Mutual.

Prior to Washington Mutual, he served as executive vice president managing mortgage origination channels for American Savings Bank and financial services for Home Savings of America.

Newport Beach-Escrowdesk LLC named Heidi Bergman as general manager of Escrowdesk.com, a streamlined and affordable Web-based document coordination and management system that simplifies and standardizes the process of managing and closing real estate transactions.

Ms. Bergman brings extensive experience and real estate industry knowledge to the firm with more than 20 years in design, development and deployment of e-commerce-based systems and more than 15 years experience in overseeing the building and management of multiple Web transaction-based projects.

San Diego-American Residential Investment Trust Inc., the parent company of American Mortgage Network, has named Laura J. Swartz as senior vice president to lead product expansion.

Before joining AmNet, Ms. Swartz was senior vice president for Bank of America where she focused on private banking.

Previously, she was senior vice president at Advanta responsible for their retail, broker and correspondent subprime mortgage divisions. Ms. Swartz has also worked for Imperial Corp. of America, Freddie Mac and Marriott Corp.

Los Angeles-KB Home said that Richard Powers has been named president of KB Home Mortgage Co.

Mr. Powers brings over 15 years of mortgage banking operational leadership to KB Home Mortgage Co. Most recently, he was president and chief executive officer of Charter One Mortgage Corp. based in Cleveland. Prior to Charter One, Powers was senior vice president of operations and production for Great Western Mortgage Corp.


Denver-AccuPost Corp. said Rebecca M. Judge has joined the company as vice president of business development. In her new role, Ms. Judge will focus on expanding market opportunities for AccuPost's technology solutions with national accounts.

Ms. Judge brings 17 years of mortgage banking, GSE and custodial operations management experience to AccuPost. Most recently, she served as assistant vice president, agency relations manager for Wells Fargo Corporate Trust. Prior to Wells Fargo, she was the closing and investor delivery manager at Edina, Minn.-based Edina Realty Mortgage. She has also served as an account representative with Milwaukee-based Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp.


Newington-Universal Servicing Inc., a division of First Source Financial Inc., has promoted Adam Karp to vice president/chief technology officer.

Mr. Karp has extensive experience in mortgage servicing technology specializing in automated dialer systems.

In his new role, Mr. Karp will head the company's IT group and will be based at Universal's corporate headquarters in Newington.


Clearwater-ARCS FHA Multifamily Division has named Michael Schantz as VP regional manager of West Coast originations for the expanding FHA team. He will be located in the company's Calabasas Hills, Calif., headquarter offices.

Before joining ARCS, he was senior VP at Capri Capital, responsible for West Coast production development.

Mr. Schantz is experienced in both acquisition/rehabilitation and new construction multifamily forward commitments, involving mortgage credit structures for tax credit equity projects and tax-exempt bond executions.

Jacksonville-RealEC Technologies has appointed Dwayne Walker as president. As president, Mr. Walker will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operating responsibilities of RealEC Technologies.

With more than 22 years of experience, Mr. Walker brings to RealEC an extensive knowledge and understanding of technology, services, mergers and acquisitions and high-growth business development.

He has also held senior executive positions with Fidelity National Information Solutions, Fidelity National Financial, Microsoft Corp., US Connect, TRW, Hughes Aircraft and DMR Group.


Atlanta-The Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta has made several new appointments in its organizational structure.

Jill Spencer, formerly executive vice president and general counsel, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Greg Mayfield, formerly vice president, legal services, has been named senior vice president and general counsel. In addition, Charles Abbitt joins the Bank as chief credit officer and Cathy Adams has been promoted from group vice president, human resources and administrative services to senior vice president.

As executive vice president and chief operating officer, Ms. Spencer oversees the Bank's administrative services, community investment services, corporate communications, credit and collateral, government relations, human resources, legal services, and strategic planning functions.

Mr. Mayfield joined the Bank in 1999 as assistant general counsel and assumed managerial responsibility for the legal services department in 2000. He was promoted to vice president in 2002. As senior vice president and general counsel, he is responsible for the management of the Bank's legal matters.

As chief credit officer, Mr. Abbitt manages credit and collateral services. Prior to joining the Bank, he was senior vice president of Commercial Real Estate Credit for Regions Financial Corp. Previously he worked for nine years at First Union.

As senior vice president, Ms. Adams is responsible for overseeing all Bank programs related to staffing, compensation and benefits, employee relations, training and development, organizational development, and community involvement and volunteer programs. She joined the Bank in 1986.


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