Stearns Lending, a retail, wholesale and correspondent mortgage lender, named Mike Liane regional sales leader of the retail division.

In his new role, Liane will build retail sales teams and grow Stearns’ retail presence throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Previously, he was regional manager for Academy Mortgage Corporation, establishing retail presence in northern California.

Liane brings over 20 years of mortgage industry experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Washington State University.