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Nationwide Title Clearing promotes Debbie Lastoria to VP of national sales

Former HousingWire Magazine Women of Influence honoree
Nationwide Title Clearing, a post-closing services provider for financial institutions, investors and servicers, announced this week that it promoted Debbie Lastoria to the position of vice president of national sales. While previously serving as NTC’s VP of business development, Lastoria was honored as one of HousingWire Magazine’s Women of Influence in 2015.
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Ditech Holding Corp. picks "seasoned turnaround professional" Jeffrey Baker as new CEO

Baker elevated from chief operating officer to replace Anthony Renzi
For the fifth time in just over two years, Ditech Holding Corp., which was known as Walter Investment Management Corp. until very recently, has a new CEO. The nonbank announced Tuesday that it is elevating "seasoned turnaround professional" Jeffrey Baker from chief operating officer to serve as interim CEO and president.
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MBA boosts commercial/multifamily team with pair of hires

Adds Sharon Walker as AVP, Andrew Foster as director
The Mortgage Bankers Association recently enhanced its commercial/multifamily team with a pair of experienced hires. Sharon Walker joined the MBA in late January as the associate vice president of multifamily. Also joining the MBA is Andrew Foster, who will serve as director, commercial/multifamily.
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Fed’s Powell reportedly names two senior advisers

Names monetary policy specialists Jon Faust and Antulio Bomfim to senior adviser roles
Recently confirmed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has reportedly made his first staff moves, naming monetary policy specialists Jon Faust and Antulio Bomfim to senior adviser roles. Both Faust and Bomfim have previously held roles at the central bank.
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Morningstar Credit Ratings names Brian Grow president

Previously served as the managing director of residential mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities
Morningstar Inc., the parent company of Morningstar Credit Ratings, announced this week that Brian Grow has been named president of the credit rating agency. He will now oversee the day-to-day operations of Morningstar’s credit ratings business.
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Blackstone shuffles leadership, names Jon Gray president and COO

President Tony James moves to executive vice chairman role
Blackstone announced Tuesday that President and Chief Operating Officer Tony James will be handing over daily management of the firm to Jon Gray, global head of real estate. Taking over Gray's old job is Ken Caplan and Kathleen McCarthy, who will serve as global co-heads of the firm's real estate business.
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CoreLogic hires Quicken Loans’ Pete Carroll to boost lobbying efforts

Will serve as executive for public policy and industry relations
CoreLogic, the property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced this week that it hired Pete Carroll to join the company’s government affairs team. Carroll joins CoreLogic from Quicken Loans, where he was an executive vice president of mortgage policy and counterparty relations.
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Ginger Wilcox joins Capsilon as SVP of marketing

Former Sindeo exec tapped to lead marketing, brand positioning and growth
End-to-end digital mortgage solution provider Capsilon announced that Ginger Wilcox, formerly of startup Sindeo, is joining the company as the senior vice president of marketing, where she will lead marketing, brand positioning and growth for the company.
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