Notable mortgage industry additions and promotions, March 18-22

Freddie Mac has announced that it has appointed President Michael T. Hutchins to the additional role of interim CEO as the company continues its search for a permanent replacement for previous CEO Michael DeVito. He also will become a member of Freddie Mac’s board of directors. Hutchins was named president of Freddie Mac in 2020 and is a member of the company’s Senior Operating Committee.

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced that Madisyn Rhone joined the organization as vice president of legislative affairs. In this role, she will be responsible for advocating on behalf of MBA’s legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to joining MBA, Rhone held ascending roles since 2018 at Enact, Inc., (formerly Genworth, Inc.), most recently serving as Government and Industry Relations Director. Before that, Rhone held several analyst roles within Genworth, Inc.’s Accelerated Talent Development Rotational Program. Rhone holds a bachelor of arts in communications from the University of Central Missouri.

Planet Home Lending has hired Matt Kingsborough as regional sales manager. Bringing more than two decades of experience in mortgage lending, Kingsborough was a multistate regional area manager for HomeBridge Financial Services and Prospect Mortgage’s Northern California regional manager prior to joining Planet Home Lending.

Guaranteed Rate has announced the return of Eric Burba as regional manager in Jackson, Wyoming. Burba’s journey with Guaranteed Rate began in 2003 at the company’s Chicago headquarters.

Axia Home Loans has appointed Dan Shanahan as president of retail sales. In this role, Shanahan will be responsible for leading the company’s sales teams to achieve continued growth and success. Shanahan has nearly 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry, most recently serving as Mortgage Retail Division manager, a senior vice president role, at Huntington National Bank.

Optimal Blue has announced that it has appointed Sara Holtz as chief marketing officer. Holtz brings more than 20 years of career experience, including a decade in the mortgage industry. Holtz joins Optimal Blue from ICE Mortgage Technology, where she most recently served as vice president of demand marketing and communications. As chief marketing officer, Holtz will drive unified marketing and communications strategies to advance Optimal Blue’s business priorities and further extend the company’s influence.

Calque has announced the appointment of Michael Bremer as CEO. Bremer has over 25 years of experience in the mortgage, real estate, insurance, and risk management sectors. Most recently, Bremer was at CoreLogic, where he led CoreLogic’s flood insurance product line before taking a role as executive & senior vice president, enterprise operations.


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