DIMONT Announces Executive Changes

DIMONT, the largest provider of specialty insurance and loan administration solutions to the residential and commercial financial services industries, today announced the addition of Gary Barrett, Aubrey Bronson, Jodi Moehring, Denesha Luke, Vivian Hughes and Dwight Kline to the company, as well as promotions for long-term executives Fran Weichsel, Tom Stover, Collin Harbour, Connie Baringer, Mark Lehner and Teresa Urban.

Gary Barrett, who has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, brings more than 25 years of finance, operations and strategy experience to DIMONT. He has served in both executive and consulting roles with over 50 companies to help improve their operational and financial performance, and has extensive experience in the services, telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and retail industries.

Prior to accepting this role, Barrett held senior executive roles with three different private equity portfolio companies. Most recently, he served as the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of a San Francisco-based specialty grocery store chain.

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Aubrey Bronson has been hired as DIMONT’s new director of operations and brings a proven track record of developing highly efficient and productive operations teams, with an emphasis on default servicing operations. Her responsibilities in this role include overseeing claims production, creating financial and production forecasts and developing tools to control expenses. Prior to joining DIMONT, Bronson served as vice president of client integration for a Texas-based full services mortgage solutions company, for which she developed the client relationship management department.

Jodi Moehring and Denesha Luke also join the DIMONT team as operations managers. In this role, they are responsible for the day to day management of client-based operations teams including staffing, training, scheduling production quality performance. They each have over 13 and 17 years of experience, respectively.

Vivian Hughes and Dwight Kline are the latest new hires and have been named client relations managers. Their responsibilities include developing relationships to facilitate problem resolution and identify process efficiencies. They also assist sales and marketing with RFPs, client services expansion and attracting new clients. They each have over 20 years of experience.

In addition to new hires, several DIMONT veterans have been promoted into new roles. Fran Weichsel, promoted to senior vice president of client services, is responsible for developing, maintaining and expanding DIMONT’s client relationships with the GSEs and servicers, as well as operations. Weichsel has over 30 years of experience in real estate, including servicing, REO disposition, valuation and insurance.

Tom Stover has been promoted to senior vice president of solutions development and is responsible for ensuring the best practices are implemented into the operations of DIMONT. Stover has over 25 years of professional experience including his previous roles as senior director of solutions develompent at DIMONT.

Collin Harbour has been promoted to vice president of business development. Harbour brings more than 20 years of experience to this position, in which he  is responsible for the expansion of the overall business by leading all sales-related activities with prospective clients and by working with existing clients on comprehensive solutions to their insurance-related needs. Previously, Harbour served as director of business development at DIMONT.

Connie Baringer has been promoted to director of support services and is responsible for managing the human resources and facilities departments, as well as providing company staffing and hiring information to assist management in making strategic recruiting and hiring decisions. Previously serving as senior talent acsuisition manager at DIMONT, Baringer brings over 20 years of experience in corporate recruiting, hiring, employee relations and human resources, as well as a background in multiline claims adjustment and team leadership to this position.

Mark Lehner has been promoted to director of client relations after having served as a client relations manager at DIMONT. Lehner has 15 years of experience and is responsible for creating strategic plans to manage and proactively develop ongoing relationships with existing clients.

Teresa Urban has been promoted to client relations manager and brings over 20 years of experience to this position in which she assists with sales and service problem resolutions.

“Our growing team is a strong group of experienced professionals who are already making a positive impact on the company,” said Denis Brosnan, president and chief executive officer of DIMONT. “The success that we are seeing is due largely in part to the hard work of our talented staff, and we are looking forward to continued growth and success together in the future.”

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excellence***It’s always good to hear that hard work is being recognized. In this case PROGRESS in Lending has learned that Churchill Mortgage, a lender providing conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 26 states, today announced the promotions of 16 employees to leadership positions within its headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn.

****Newly appointed district manager of Middle Tennessee, Kevin Watson develops Churchill’s presence and growth in Brentwood, as well as its branches in Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro and Benton, Ark. With more than 20 years of mortgage industry experience, Watson was previously Churchill’s Middle Tennessee regional sales manager, overseeing multiple branches and heading Churchill’s Realtor Specialty Team, which facilitates the development of the loan officer and Real Estate Agent’s relationship with each buyer at any stage of their home buying process.

****Formerly branch sales coach for Churchill’s Middle Tennessee branches, 14-year industry veteran Chris Bowser is now the Middle Tennessee sales manager. In his new role, Bowser is responsible for expanding Churchill’s presence and growing its Tennessee branches in Brentwood, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, as well as its Benton, Ark. branch.

****Churchill also promoted Heidi McQuaig and John Lann. With nearly two decades of experience, McQuaig is Churchill’s newest processing manager. Previously an assistant operations manager, she manages all aspects of loan production and facilitates quick processing times. Former processing manager at its Brentwood, Tenn. branch, Lann is now Churchill’s newest branch operations manager. In his role, Lann supports existing staff while training new employees to strengthen recruiting and foster growth. Also, in her new role of underwriting support manager, Brenda Pearson manages the underwriting process and provides senior underwriting support and branch underwriting support.

****Elizabeth Wright is now lock desk manager, taking on an expanded role of managing correspondent investor relationships and training. Wright also serves on the secondary marketing team and will continue to promote Churchill’s value and commitment to its clients. Also currently serving on the secondary marketing team, Courtney Bright’s new role as licensing manager increases her responsibilities in pricing analytics, product development and new investor relationships. Churchill also named Scott DeNicholas as technical support manager.

****As the lender’s newest pipeline manager, Grant McFarland is responsible for prospecting new borrowers and expanding Churchill’s business and Terry Tuck is its newest underwriting manager. Tuck will manage newly appointed underwriting team leaders Cynthia Caruso, Kelley Thomas and Raylene Wendt. In addition, Churchill promoted Clint Johnston and Melissa Pool to processing team leaders and Marquista Webster to sales support team leader.

****“Strong leadership is indispensable to our ability to recruit, train and ultimately continue growing while also continuing to serve our borrowers and their communities,” said Mike Hardwick, founder and president of Churchill Mortgage. “The dedication of these individuals is a primary reason for many of our achievements and we are excited to expand their roles and leverage their expertise as we work toward future success.”