Notable mortgage industry additions and promotions, September 4-8

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that George Rogers has joined the association as vice president of legislative affairs. In this role, he will be responsible for advocating on behalf of MBA’s legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Republican members of the U.S. Senate. He arrives at MBA from Republic Consulting LLC, a government relations and lobbying firm he co-founded in 2019. Prior to that, Rogers held various ascending roles at Wexler & Walker, where he most recently served as CEO. Before that, he helped manage Senate confirmation strategies as part of the presidential transition team in 2017, and he served as policy adviser and counsel for former Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) during his time as Speaker of the House and House Minority Leader. Additionally, Rogers was a member and the official proceedings script team leader of the Republican National Convention, along with holding various leadership counsel roles for the House Oversight and Accountability Committee and for former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R.-Ill.

Open Mortgage announced the appointment of Mike Hicks as its new national director of reverse sales. Hicks has served in the reverse mortgage industry since 2009. Prior to joining Open Mortgage, Hicks held the position of reverse mortgage sales manager at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. Hicks has also held management roles at 1st Nations Reverse Mortgage, Willow Bend Mortgage Co. and 1st Reverse Mortgage USA. He is a graduate of the University of Houston at Clear Lake with a bachelor’s degree in general business.

SWBC announced the addition of Tim Gillis as the company’s new vice president of sales. Gillis joins the company with 29 years of experience in the mortgage services and origination space. Before joining SWBC, Gillis held executive roles at Sutherland, ServiceLink, BSI Financial Services, Aurora Loan Services and GB Home Equity.

Greystone announced that Debby Jenkins has joined the firm as an executive managing director. In this new role, she will focus on growing Greystone’s mission-driven strategies, including its social impact and affordable housing platforms. Jenkins will collaborate across teams to develop and execute strategies that promote the creation, financing and preservation of safe and affordable housing that also makes a positive impact on local communities. Prior to coming into this newly created role at Greystone, Jenkins spent nearly 15 years at Freddie Mac, where she held a variety of leadership positions, most recently serving as head of the agency’s multifamily platform.

Pretium announced that Jonathan Pruzan has joined the firm as president and a member of the executive committee, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Pruzan will oversee many of Pretium’s strategic and operational initiatives. He spent the past 28 years with Morgan Stanley, serving in a variety of leadership positions, including chief operating officer, chief financial officer and head of corporate strategy. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Pruzan was head of the Global Financial Institutions Group. Pruzan earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Tufts University.

PCV Murcor announced the hiring of Marc Tatarcuk as vice president of national sales. Tatarcuk, with more than 20 years in the real estate and financial services industries, will be responsible for overseeing and guiding the company’s national sales efforts across all market verticals.

QC Ally added Jeffrey B. Flory as its new CEO. He brings more than 30 years of experience to his new role, including positions at Interthinx, First American, The Compliance Group and Baker Tilly US.


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