Castle & Cooke Mortgage, an independent mortgage lender with 38 locations across the United States, announced the promotion of Jenifer Edwards from licensing & compliance specialist to national compliance manager.

In her new role, Edwards is tasked with ensuring Castle & Cooke has the appropriate measures in place to mitigate risk associated with compliance and industry regulations.

Edwards will oversee the company's new and ongoing initiatives, such as the implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures and the migration to a new loan origination system.

Additionally, Edwards will supervise the licensing portion of compliance and Castle & Cooke Mortgage's HMDA and Mortgage Call reporting, as well as represent the company's best interests with industry and trade associations.

“We are pleased to have someone with Jenifer's dedication, experience and understanding of mortgage regulation continue to serve our growing team,” said Adam Thorpe, president and chief operating officer of Castle & Cooke. “Jenifer's background in mortgage compliance will help us to ensure we are continuing to grow the right way.”

Edwards has served on the Castle & Cooke mortgage compliance team since June 2014. Previously, she worked for Primary Residential Mortgage, where she started in accounting in 2005 and was promoted to the licensing manager in 2008.

“I'm honored to be named national compliance manager and lead a team committed to compliance excellence,” Edwards said.

“Each member of the compliance team brings a unique skill set that is invaluable to Castle & Cooke Mortgage,” Edwards continued. “My goal is for the compliance team to answer questions regarding regulatory compliance within the letter and spirit of the law, while concurrently providing a customer service approach by offering alternative solutions when possible.”