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Washington-National Cooperative Bank has appointed Stuart Saft, partner at Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP in New York, to chair the board of directors for the coming year. Joining Mr. Saft in the board's leadership is Stephanie McHenry, president and COO of ShoreBank Cleveland in Cleveland, who will serve as vice chair for the coming year.

Mr. Saft has served on NCB's board of directors since 1999, representing the cooperative housing community nationwide.

NCB shareholders elected the following new board members: Allan J. Baum, president of Weathervane Development Corp., a housing cooperative located in New York, and William F. Hampel, senior vice president for research and policy analysis and chief economist of Credit Union National Association in Washington.

Washington-Lotstein Buckman LLP said that Jeffrey P. Marston has been made a partner in the firm. Mr. Marston has a national practice representing clients in a variety of matters relating to mortgage banking, real estate finance and software licensing.

Mr. Marston also advises clients in connection with federal and state laws and regulations, such as the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth-in-Lending Act, state licensing laws and real property laws.

Earlier in his career, he served as in-house counsel for The Prudential Home Mortgage Co.


Boca Raton-Cristina F. Sullivan has been promoted to senior vice president of asset management operations at Gables Residentia.

The real estate investment trust said Ms. Sullivan will continue to oversee Gables' REIT operations in the East and fee-management operations in the District of Columbia.

She joined Gables in 1988, and was named a regional vice president overseeing management operations for Florida in 1999. She was named vice president in 2002.


Idaho Falls-DocuTech Corp. has named Kirk Reese as the company's new chief technology officer.

Prior to joining DocuTech, Mr. Reese was a software and Java architect for Westminster, Colo.-based Avaya Inc. and STS HotelNet, a provider of Internet portals for the hotel and guest services industry.

He served as principal software engineer for Denver-based aviation giant, Boeing, as well as software lead and senior software engineer for Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Computing Device International, now General Dynamics Information Systems.


Chevy Chase-CapitalSource Finance LLC has named Christopher T. Kelly as director, head of real estate, within its structured finance group. He has been a commercial real estate finance professional for more than 17.

Mr. Kelly was a founding member of CDC Mortgage Capital in 1999, where he has since served as a managing director principally responsible for the origination of senior and mezzanine, large capitalization loans with a capital markets orientation. He previously was a vice president and senior originator with Lehman Brothers.


Southfield-Howard N. Morof has been named chief financial officer for Franklin Financial Group, an integrated financial services organization with specialization in the residential mortgage industry.

In his new position, Mr. Morof will assist with the development of the capital structure of the organization to support continued growth.

Prior to joining Franklin, Mr. Morof was CFO for Broder Bros., a national distribution firm in Plymouth, Mich. Previously, he was a partner at MSW Group PLLC, a public accounting and consulting firm in Detroit.


St. Paul-U.S. Recordings, a provider of mortgage recording solutions since 1967, expanded its IT department with the hiring of Pam Trombo as systems analyst/programmer.

Ms. Trombo will be responsible for client and county integration for InteleDoc Plus. She brings 15 years experience as a business analyst/programmer to U.S. Recordings.


New York-Rockwood Realty has named George Vail as an associate vice president based in Rockwood's Miami office.

Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Vail served as an associate working with the Financial Services Group at Cushman and Wakefield.

Mr. Vail's previous experience includes an asset management position with iStar Financial and a financial analyst position with Crow Holdings.


Charlotte-Bank of America said that Bob Caruso has joined the company's consumer real estate division as national servicing executive. He comes to Bank of America from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where he served as executive vice president, servicing operations.

At Bank of America, Mr. Caruso will have overall responsibility for mortgage and home equity servicing and post-closing operations.

Mr. Caruso continues to serve as a member of both the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae advisory boards. In addition, he is chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association loan administration steering committee.

Greensboro-United Guaranty Corp. has appointed Cindy Kirkley as vice president and group executive of its Domestic Services Group, one of the corporation's four operating groups.

Prior to her promotion, Ms. Kirkley spent six years as national accounts vice president with United Guaranty Residential Insurance Company in Atlanta. She joined the company in 1990 as regional vice president for nine southeastern states as well as Texas and Oklahoma.


Columbia-The law firm of Rogers Townsend & Thomas PC said that Cynthia Durham Blair, an associate in its Columbia office, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Palmetto Land Title Association.

The announcement was made at the PLTA Spring Convention in Asheville, N.C., which was held in April.

As a PLTA board member, Ms. Blair will work closely with title companies and other real estate attorneys statewide to promote the goals and interests of PLTA and its members.


Houston-Stewart Realty Solutions has named Walt Clark as vice president of technology deployment.

Mr. Clark most recently served as a consultant to a national title insurance company and has also held senior level positions at Prudential Real estate and Coldwell Banker.

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