Notable mortgage industry hires and promotions, April 20-April 24


Roostify has appointed David Lowman to its board of directors effective March 10. He brings with him 40 years of national and international finance expertise, including a tenure as executive vice president of Freddie Mac. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Chase Home Lending from 2006 to 2011, and spent a over two decades in senior leadership roles at Citigroup and The Prudential Home Mortgage Company. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business management and accounting from the University of Maryland.

Re/Max, as well as subsidiary and mortgage franchisor Motto Franchising, have announced the appointment of Stephen P. Joyce to the board of directors. Joyce is currently the CEO of Dine Brands, franchisor of Applebee’s and IHOP, and he has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2012. He has also previously served as CEO of Choice Hotels. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.


Homespire Mortgage has announced the addition of Shondra B. Jenkins as director of philanthropy and community engagement. Jenkins brings nearly 20 years of experience in social responsibility programs to the company; in her new role, she will work to strengthen and further develop Homespire’s “Inspired to Impact” social responsibility program, which focuses on helping to eradicate homelessness and increasing homeownership for veterans. Prior to joining Homespire, she founded and was CEO of SBJ Consulting and led philanthropy efforts for food service and facilities company Sodexo.


The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has appointed Chris Morton as its new senior vice president of public affairs. In his new position, Morton will lead ALTA’s policy development, political engagement and lobbying strategy, as well as serving as a member of the company’s executive team. He has over 25 years of experience in financial services and public affairs, most recently at the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting, where he spent 10 years. He also has experience in senior roles at the Federal Housing Finance Board and Fannie Mae.

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Real estate fintech Compass has announced the election of Eileen Murray to its board of directors, effective April 2. She brings decades of experience to the board, including her current role as co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, a position she has held since 2014. Prior to that, she has served as head of global technology, operations and product control at Credit Suisse, and held several leadership positions at Morgan Stanley. Murray holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting and an honorary doctoral degree from Manhattan College.


Jim Clapp, CEO of Certainty Home Loans, has been elected president of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) for the 2020-2021 term. Previously, Clapp served as the association’s vice president. He has been president of Certainty Home Loans since 2011, while also serving as its chief financial officer from 2011 to 2018. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in finance and a master of business administration degree with a finance concentration from Texas Christian University.


Kelly Adams has joined risk transfer solutions company Miniter Group as vice president of operations and tracking, responsible for the overall management of its “Borrower-Centric” insurance tracking operations. Before joining the company, she had 20 years of experience in insurance, 11 of which were spent as director of operations at Arbella Insurance Company.


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