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DS News January 2021

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20 G O V E R N M E N T FHFA'S PRINCIPAL DEPUTY DIRECTOR ADOLFO MARZOL TO RETIRE e Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Principal Deputy Director Adolfo Marzol has retired, effective on December 18, 2020. Chris Bosland, FHFA's Senior Advisor for Regulation, will succeed Marzol as the Principal Deputy Director. "I cannot thank Adolfo enough for the work he has done, and we wish him well as he returns to retirement after nearly four years of public service at FHFA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He achieved a great deal at FHFA, including spearheading the Enterprise capital rule and playing a central role in the response to COVID-19. e U.S. housing finance market is clearly better off for his efforts," Director Mark Calabria said. "Chris' experience has been and will be an asset for FHFA. I am completely confident in his ability to hit the ground running in his new role." "I thank Director Calabria for the opportunity to serve at FHFA. By advancing his vision and direction, we were able to make the mortgage market safer and sounder. After finalizing the Enterprise's capital rule, a key milestone on the path to responsibly ending the conservatorships, now is the right time for me to transition back into retirement," Marzol said. Bosland joined FHFA in 2019 and has been integrally involved in the Agency's efforts to enhance its capabilities as a world-class regulator. Prior to joining FHFA, he was Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. He previously was an attorney in private practice and has served as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as counsel and chief of staff to a former Director of the Federal Housing Finance Board. A graduate of Rutgers University, Bosland has a master's degree from Princeton and a law degree from Yale Law School. S E R V I C E R JOSEPH MORAN JOINS SIERRA PACIFIC MORTGAGE COMPANY Sierra Pacific Mortgage announced the addition of Joseph Moran to the Senior Management team as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel. Moran brings an impressive 25 years of leadership experience in the banking and financial services industry. He has deep knowledge of the regulatory issues surrounding mortgage and consumer lending for both origination and servicing. Prior to joining Sierra Pacific, he was the Chief Compliance Of- ficer and Chief Regulatory Counsel at Celebrity Home Loans. "We are excited to have Joe join our Management Team at Sierra Pacific Mortgage," said Gary Clark, COO. "In his new role, Joe will be responsible for compliance training, risk assessments, our overall Compliance Management System, and the facilitation of all regulatory examinations." When asked why he chose this organization, Joe said it was straightforward. "Sierra has a proven track record of living up to its brand— promises made, promises kept. It's exactly the kind of company I want to be working for." Joe received his B.A. in political science from the University of Washington in 1988, and his J.D. from the Gonzaga University School of Law in 1993. S E R V I C E P R O V I D E R S ATTOM HIRES STUART BERN AS HEAD OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT ATTOM, curator of the nation's premier property database, announced that it has hired seasoned veteran Stuart Bern as Head of Strategic Partnerships & Corporate Development. In this role, Bern will lead the development of new partnerships and support M&A efforts, as ATTOM continues its exponential growth. "Stuart's wealth of business development experience and go-to-market strategies will make him an extremely vital asset as ATTOM further expands its data footprint and accel- erates its business growth," said Rob Barber, CEO of ATTOM. "His expertise in growing a B2B ecosystem and his proptech knowl- edge will guide us as we take additional steps to drive market growth and build strategic partnerships." is announcement comes on the heels of ATTOM's recent acquisition of Home Junc- tion, solidifying ATTOM's mission to increase real estate transparency and showcasing its steadfast investment in data and people. Prior to joining ATTOM, Bern was the VP of Business Development and Partner- ships at Knock, where he served on the senior leadership team and actively managed and vetted a pipeline of prospective long-term partners across a wide range of organizational sizes, types, and use cases. Bern was tasked with identifying strategic partnership opportunities at Knock, while building relationships with key C-suite executives. Bern also negotiated data, licensing, and legal agreements while working alongside cross-functional teams to launch invaluable partnerships within the real estate industry. Bern led similar teams during his tenure at CoStar Group and Bloomberg LP. "I am excited to join the ATTOM family," Bern said. "I look forward to leveraging my previous experience in identifying and building strategic partnerships to continue ATTOM's already tremendous growth and to further scale our business." Bern earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in real estate from the University of Georgia. He currently sits on the board of directors for Lekotek of Georgia and is an advisory board committee member for Israel Bonds. PEOPLES PROCESSING APPOINTS GARY EAKIN AS SVP, MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS Peoples Processing, Inc. announced that it has recently appointed Gary Eakin as SVP, Mortgage Solutions. In this new role, Eakin will be responsible for Movers & Shakers Got something to share with us? Send it to Editor@DSNews.com.

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