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Class Valuation promotes Stephanie Holdsworth to COO

Holdsworth has been with the company for just two months
Appraisal management company Class Valuation has promoted their Senior Vice President Appraisal Operations Stephanie Holdsworth, to Chief Operating Officer. Holdsworth was hired as the senior vice president, appraisal operations just this July.
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Waterstone Mortgage appoints Andy Peach as president, CEO

This comes after a string of high-level hires
Waterstone Mortgage has had a busy summer. In June, the lender hired an area manager of its Southeast Wisconsin region in addition to naming a new senior vice president, general counsel and a new senior vice president of national sales. Now, Waterstone wraps up August with news that mortgage industry veteran Andy Peach has been named president and CEO. He joins the company with more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry.
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Mid America Mortgage names Michael Cooksey executive managing director of production

Founded the company’s most successful branch
Michael Cooksey, an industry veteran and longtime branch manager for Mid America Mortgage, has been promoted to executive managing director of production, the company announced this week. A 2017 HW Insider, Cooksey founded and will continue to manage the company’s most successful branch – The Cooksey Team.
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Fannie Mae adds former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair to board of directors

Led federal banking regulator during financial crisis
With the company seemingly moving closer to being returned to its pre-crisis state as a private company, Fannie Mae is bringing on some serious banking experience to help guide the GSE’s future. Fannie Mae announced Wednesday that Sheila Bair, the chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. during the financial crisis, is joining the GSE’s board of directors.
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Douglas Elliman launches in Texas

Manhattan’s top brokerage buys Sudhoff to enter Houston market
Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the top brokerage in the New York metro area, is expanding into Texas. On Tuesday, the brokerage announced a joint venture with Sudhoff, a company based in Houston that specializes in luxury high-rise condominiums. Jacob Sudhoff, president of Sudhoff, was named chief executive officer of Douglas Elliman, Texas.
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New York Fed names Lacey Dingman as chief human resources officer

Dingman formerly worked with FRB, SEC
On September 16, Lacey Dingman will join the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as executive vice president, head of the human resources group and chief human resources officer. Formerly a senior leader at the Securities and Exchange Commission and most recently a senior associate director at the Federal Reserve Board, Dingman brings more than 20 years of experience in the public sector to the role. 
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Former loanDepot Chief Technology Officer Dominick Marchetti lands at Guaranteed Rate

Will oversee lender's "product innovation agenda"
loanDepot CEO Anthony Hsieh shocked the mortgage business a bit earlier this month when he announced that the company’s chief technology officer, Dominick Marchetti, was leaving. At the time, Hsieh wished Marchetti well on his “continued professional journey,” but did not say where Marchetti was going. Well, it's not a mystery anymore. HousingWire can now report that Marchetti has joined Guaranteed Rate to lead the company’s “product innovation agenda.”
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Gateway First Bank names Jeff Schmidt chief mortgage operations officer

Announcement comes only a few months after merger with Farmers Exchange Bank
Only a few months after merging with Farmers Exchange Bank, Gateway First Bank has appointed Jeff Schmidt as its chief mortgage operations officer. In this new role, he will manage underwriting, appraisal, closing and funding, post-closing and construction lending departments. Schmidt will also be working to expand of Gateway’s mortgage call centers based in Dallas and Frisco, Texas. 
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CPC brings on Jaime Tuozzolo to serve as VP, mortgage officer 

Tuozzolo comes to company with 20 years of real estate finance experience
Community Preservation Corp., a nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company, announced the hire of real estate finance veteran Jaime Tuozzolo. In her new role as vice president and mortgage officer, Tuozzolo will be responsible for sourcing and originating business in the region across all loan products, as well as monitoring projects through construction and conversion.
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