Stacy M. Riffe, chief financial officer of Sunset Financial Resources Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has been named interim chief executive officer of the real estate investment trust.Ms. Riffe replaces George Deehan, who has decided to leave the company to "pursue other interests," Sunset said. Rodney Bennett, Sunset's chairman, said Ms. Riffe has been "the driving force" in the company since its announcement of a merger with Alesco Financial. The REIT has been operating under a management agreement with Cohen Brothers since the announcement.

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