William S. Romney has been appointed chief restructuring officer for the bankrupt Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co. Inc., Spokane, Wash.Mr. Romney is a senior director at Alvarez & Marsal, a corporate restructuring, crisis management, and creditor advisory firm. A restructuring committee has been formed, and it includes William Smith, the chief financial officer of Metropolitan and president and CFO of its Summit Securities Inc. subsidiary (also in bankruptcy). Mr. Romney is also a member of the committee, as are Dale Whitney, the president of a number of insurance companies affiliated with Metropolitan, and Metropolitan's legal counsel, Michael Agostinelli and Lynn Ciani. Irv Marcus, who had been serving as chairman, president, and chief executive of Metropolitan since the resignation of C. Paul Sandifur Jr., has himself resigned all posts, including his prior position on the board of directors. In a related move, chief administrative officer Steve Corker has resigned.

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