Integrated Mortgage Solutions (IMS), a collateral protection resource for the mortgage servicing industry, tapped Mortgage Bankers Association veteran Gerald Aust for a leading position on sales and client relations. In his new position, Aust develops and executes sales and marketing strategies for IMS' asset disposition and management segment. "As the already extensive surplus of foreclosures and vacant properties continues to grow, it is critical that mortgage servicers have a collateral protection plan in place to prevent further property value deterioration," says IMS president Cheryl Lang in a media statement today. "Jerry is a great addition to the IMS team," Lang adds, "and his expertise in mortgage finance business development and client retention will further enhance our asset disposition services." With more than 30 years experience within the financial services industry, Aust recently served as vice president of member relations for the Mortgage Bankers Association for nearly 10 years. Write to Diana Golobay.