New American Funding, a national mortgage banker, announced that it selected Chris MacNaughton to lead the company’s branch in Northern California as vice president of builder and business development.

MacNaughton will be responsible for developing the company’s builder division and creating a builder certification program that endorses loan officers as new-home specialists.

MacNaughton has more than 15 years of experience in originating loans, conducting new-home financing and managing branches for various lenders. Previously, MacNaughton worked at a private mortgage lender as a branch manager and regional builder manager.

“We’re thrilled to have Chris as part of the team,” said Sam Ellsworth, senior vice president of national retail sales. “We’re confident his passion, expertise, and drive to be the best will be tremendous assets to our continued growth.”

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