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Freddie Mac expands its multifamily executive team

The GSE appoints 4 vice presidents to lead its multifamily channel
Freddie Mac recently announced it expanded its multifamily mortgage banking team, appointing Geri Borger Urgo, Catherine Evans, Michael Case and Amanda Nunnink to newly expanded VP positions. Freddie Mac Multifamily Executive Vice President Debby Jenkins says its essential to identify and develop skilled leaders as the GSE continues to transform its business.
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Gateway First Bank appoints head of community reinvestment, fair lending

Taps Bruce Schultz to newly created role
Last month, Oklahoma-based Gateway First Bank emerged with a new name following Gateway Mortgage Group’s acquisition of Farmers Exchange Bank. Now, change is already underway at the mortgage lender, as it just established a new role to oversee its fair lending programs and commitment to addressing the credit and financial needs to the communities it serves.
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Celink names Robert Sivori new chairman, CEO

Longtime reverse mortgage exec to head HECM subservicer
Celink, the largest subservicer of reverse mortgages in the U.S., announced that Robert Sivori will take over as its new chairman and CEO. The HECM industry veteran is credited with building one of the strongest and most robust reverse servicing platforms.
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Diane Tomb named CEO of ALTA

Industry leader to head land title insurance trade association
The American Land Title Association has named Diane Tomb its new chief executive officer. Tomb, a 2017 HousingWire Woman of Influence who has over 20 years of experience in housing, will leverage her advocacy and public policy expertise on behalf of ALTA and its members.
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HouseCanary hires tech exec as president and COO

Jeff Somers will lead operations at the real estate tech company
Real estate technology company HouseCanary has hired Jeff Somers as president and chief operating officer. Somers brings his extensive experience in the tech sector to the team, having worked previously at Insureon, Ticketmaster, eBay, Microsoft, Zillow and Amazon.
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