People on the move: Aug. 16
Bank of Hope has appointed Kenneth Logan as executive vice president and head of residential finance.
Logan was previously with Wells Fargo Securities, where he served as managing director, head of Mortgage Banker Finance Group.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he held executive positions at various financial services companies for more than 20 years, including suburban Atlanta-based WarehouseUSA Capital Corp., where he served as EVP and COO.
Wells Fargo said that Eileen Fitzgerald will join the company as head of its housing affordability philanthropy, effective Sept. 30.
Fitzgerald has more than 25 years of experience in housing and community development. Currently she is president and CEO of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future.
Previously, she was CEO and chief operating officer of NeighborWorks America.
Take Three Technologies, a Denver-based fintech, has hired Ruth Lee as executive vice president.
She previously served with MorVest Capital as executive vice president for expansion of mortgage liquidity and MSR advisory services.
With over 25 years of sales and operational experience, Lee is a prevalent speaker, author and thought leader in the mortgage industry.
WFG National Title Insurance Co. has appointed Gregg Christensen senior business development officer for the company's New York-based national commercial services division.
Christensen comes to WFG with more than 25 years of commercial real estate and title insurance experience.
He serves on the board of governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York.
George Mason Mortgage, a subsidiary of United Bank, said that David Stevens, former president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, has joined its board of directors as an adviser.
He served in the Obama administration as Assistant Secretary of Housing and FHA Commissioner from early 2009 through March 2011.
Stevens then became the president and chief executive officer of the MBA from 2011-2018. He retired from the MBA in 2018 and is currently involved with advisory endeavors in real estate finance.