James P. Witkins has been named senior vice president for technology and chief information officer at Freddie Mac, replacing William I. Ledman, who is retiring on April 1.Mr. Witkins was most recently managing director for technology and operations at Fleet Boston Financial. He previously held positions with Barclays Bank PLC, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, and Chemical Bank. Mr. Ledman has been senior vice president of information and systems and services at Freddie Mac since January 1995. "Bill expressed an interest in retiring two years ago, but agreed to stay on to help the company meet the challenges it was facing," said Eugene M. McQuade, Freddie Mac's president and chief operating officer.

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