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LERETA LLC, a provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers nationwide, has named Kelly Hebert director of sales operations.

She is responsible for managing the collaboration between sales, operations and account management teams.

Hebert spent more than a decade with National Real Tax Tracking rising from director of portfolio management, to managing director and finally to chief strategy officer.

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CoStar Group, a provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, has hired Michael Desmarais to serve as chief human resources officer.

Desmarais brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience in human resources and financial services.

He was part of the human resources team at Goldman Sachs for more than 17 years, and most recently served as head of human resources for engineering and co-head of Global Business Partners.



Quicken Loans Mortgage Services has named Austin Niemiec executive vice president.

He began his career with the company 10 years ago as a mortgage banker and has spent the last two years leading the account executives at QLMS.

Niemiec replaces David Schroeder, who led QLMS the previous four years.



Samantha Meyer, chief risk officer for First Community Mortgage, has been elected to its board of directors.

With 16 years of mortgage industry experience and 14 years at FCM, Meyer has worked in or managed almost every operational department at FCM.

She began her career at FCM in 2005 as a retail loan processor, then closer and later becoming an underwriter.



Waterstone Mortgage Corp. has promoted Stephanie Ziebell to senior vice president, general counsel.

She has been with Waterstone Mortgage since 2012, when she started as the Assistant General Counsel for the company.

Ziebell has more than 10 years of legal experience, including eight within the mortgage lending industry.

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