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HighTechLending has named Adrian Prieto as national director of wholesale and branching, reverse division.

Prieto brings to the firm over 14 years of wholesale and retail distribution management experience in the reverse industry.

He previously served with other reverse mortgage leaders such as Financial Freedom, Senior Lending Network and AAG.


Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp, said that Jeff Hushaw has joined the bank as vice president, commercial loan officer.

Hushaw brings over 30 years of Central Valley commercial, agricultural and agri-business lending experience to the bank.

In his new role, he will manage a loan portfolio and focus on new business development.



The board of directors of the Appraisal Institute has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Frederick Grubbe after more than 10 years of service.

The board appointed Appraisal Institute 2017 President Jim Amorin as the organization's acting CEO.

Amorin also will continue as president through his one-year term, which ends Dec. 31. The Appraisal Institute will immediately begin a search for a new CEO.



HLP, formerly Hope LoanPort, said that Mark Cole has been elected chief executive officer and president, as well as a member of the board of directors.

Cole has been HLP's executive vice president and chief strategy officer since 2014, and before joining HLP he served as a senior-level executive in the nonprofit financial counseling sector for more than 25 years.

He succeeds Camillo Melchiorre, one of HLP's co-founders, who left after six years as chief executive officer to become president of IndiSoft, HLP's technology partner.



Dart Appraisal has promoted Tracey Volltrauer to vice president of compliance and process control.

Volltrauer, who previously served as Dart's director of compliance, has been with the company since 2010.

In her new position, she will focus on compliance efforts for both state and federal regulations, and serve as the liaison between state regulators and Dart Appraisal.



Five Star Bank has hired Rocco Diina as vice president, regional residential mortgage sales manager.

In his role, Diina is responsible for growing Five Star Bank's mortgage business across the Western New York market in addition to managing the bank's mortgage sales staff.

He joined Five Star Bank with nearly 15 years of experience in Western New York mortgage banking and most recently served at KeyBank.



LoanLogics said that Cary Burch has joined the company's board of directors.

Burch is a veteran of several national financial services and information technology companies and most recently served as chief innovation officer with Thomson Reuters.

His previous roles include CEO of Lender Support Systems, COO of Fidelity National Information Services and CIO of First American's consumer information group.



Stewart has appointed David Hisey as chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer.

He will lead Stewart's financial organization and strategy and takes over for Allen Berryman, who announced his retirement plans earlier this year.

Hisey brings to Stewart more than 30 years of financial experience, most recently as senior advisor to the CEO and acting CFO for Prospect Mortgage.

Prior to this position, he served with Nationstar Mortgage Holdings and Fannie Mae.

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