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Wells Fargo board shakeup continues: Longest-serving directors set to retire

Four board members will retire next month
Four members of Wells Fargo’s board of directors, including its three longest-serving directors, will retire next month as the bank continues to clean up from its troubles of the last 18 months. On the way out are John Chen, Lloyd Dean, and Enrique Hernandez, each of which has served on the Wells Fargo board for at least 10 years, along with Federico Peña.
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Aspen Grove Solutions adds JK Huey to advisory board

Will offer her expertise to assist Aspen Grove in providing technology solutions to industry
Aspen Grove Solutions, a Maryland-based mortgage technology solutions provider, has appointed JK Huey to its advisory board. Recently retired from Wells Fargo, Huey will bring 35 years of expertise to assist Aspen Grove in providing technology solutions to the mortgage industry, the company said.
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Marcos Alvarado named iStar chief investment officer

Will oversee originations and drive growth for across the firm’s portfolio
iStar announced Tuesday that Marcos Alvarado joined the firm as its chief investment officer. Alvarado will serve as a member of the senior executive team where he will oversee originations and growth across the company's diversified $5 billion investment portfolio.
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Rick Sharga returns to Carrington Mortgage Holdings

Will serve as company's primary spokesperson
Carrington Mortgage Holdings announced industry veteran Rick Sharga rejoined the company as an executive vice president. Sharga will serve as Carrington’s primary spokesperson and oversee public relations and communications, as well as branding and marketing for all of Carrington’s companies, the company said.
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Deborah Dubois appointed president of MBA Opens Doors Foundation

Dubois will oversee day-to-day operations at organization
On Monday, the Mortgage Bankers Association announced Deborah Dubois has been named president of its Opens Doors Foundation. Dubois will serve as the chief executive of the foundation and be responsible for spearheading the development and execution of a long-term strategic plan, growing the foundation’s donor base and overseeing the organization’s day-to-day activities, MBA said.
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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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