Valuation Partners, a national appraisal management company, announced Jayson Dammen as its new vice president of the Western region.

In his new role, Dammen is responsible for overseeing business development and new client services in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.

“Jayson is ideally suited to help more lenders access the valuation products and services they will need to thrive in this business,” Valuation Partners CEO Bill Fall said.

“He is a proven business developer with a long track record of managing strategic client relationships, and he is respected and well connected nationwide,” Fall said. “We’re very fortunate to have him.”

Dammen brings over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry, primarily as a correspondent lending executive. Most recently, he worked as an account executive in the correspondent lending division of Impac Mortgage Holdings, where he developed and managed client relationships with mid-sized to large mortgage bankers in Southern California and Arizona.

Before that, Dammen was regional sales director in the correspondent division of Prospect Mortgage where he managed relationships with mortgage bankers in the Western U.S.

Dammen is a two-time recipient of the chairman’s award at GMAC/RFC, a three-time Top Producer at FBS Mortgage and a President’s Circle recipient at PMI.

“I am delighted to join a true industry leader and to help accelerate Valuation Partners’ business growth in the West,” Dammen said. “Demand from lenders for better appraisal quality has never been greater, and reliable third-party compliance is at a premium.”