People in the News July 8, 2021

MBA’s Teressa Lurk Earns HousingWire 2021 Marketing Leader Award

Teressa Lurk

The Mortgage Bankers Association announced Teressa Lurk, Vice President of Marketing and Design, was recognized by HousingWire as a recipient of the publication’s inaugural 2021 Marketing Leader award, which recognizes creative and influential marketing minds in the housing industry.

“Teressa is the leading creative mind of MBA’s brand strategy and is a valued member of our leadership team,” said MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB. “Through strategic planning and teamwork across the association, Teressa continues to lead successful marketing campaigns that drive membership growth and generate awareness and participation at conferences and our many products and services.”

The Marketing Leaders are selected by HousingWire’s Selection Committee based on their professional achievements within their organizations, contributions to the overall housing economy, client impact and personal success over the course of their careers. These professionals consist of strategic and creative marketing executives who demonstrate leadership by continuously growing, leading and motivating high-performing marketing teams.

“The housing sector is driven by sales and marketing agility and execution. The successful market-share leaders consistently demonstrate a commitment to marketing strategy, superior communication and a passion for the technology that builds relationships and closes transactions,” said HW Media CEO Clayton Collins. “The Marketing Leaders award recognizes the CMOs and marketing executives who drive outsized business outcomes, transform brands and make everyone around them better.”

Lurk has been a member of MBA’s marketing team since 2003 and has advanced through a series of positions of growing responsibility. As Associate VP, she led strategic development and execution of MBA’s product and event marketing. In 2012 and 2013, she played a lead role in creation and roll out of MBA’s new brand identity. She is a marketing executive with 13 years of experience in brand strategy, integrated marketing and product development in corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining MBA in 2003, Lurk was a marketing account executive, creating marketing and development plans at Textilease Corp., a regional textile company in Beltsville, Md. Before that she served in marketing roles for CIVICUS, a global civic awareness society and managed alumni participation and student referral programs for Envision, the company that operates the National Youth Leadership Council and Congressional Youth Leadership Conference programs.        

Lurk has a B.A. degree from DePauw University and an MBA from the University of Maryland University College. In 2017 she was honored by Folio with its Top Women in Media Award. 

To view the full list of winners, click here.   

Trinh Le-Coulter

LenderClose Promotes Trinh Le-Coulter to VP, Expands Operations Team

LenderClose, Des Moines, promoted Trinh Le-Coulter, former Director of Operations, to Vice President of People Power. The new team members are Bill Taha, Director of Operations; and Sheena Lovan, Operations Specialist. 

With nearly a decade of experience in client and team management, Le-Coulter also leads the operations department. She came to LenderClose from Businessolver, where she was Director of Shared Services.

As Director of Operations, Taha manages a team of operational specialists who focus on partner success. As Operations Specialist, Lovan is responsible for ensuring every client receives an exceptional experience through consistent and reliable service. Additionally, Lovan provides timely user support via chat, email and phone and monitors progress and vendor turnaround times.

Lesley Goldwasser

MAXEX Adds Lesley Goldwasser to Board of Directors

MAXEX, Atlanta, elected Lesley Goldwasser to the company’s board of directors. 

Goldwasser is currently a Managing Partner at GreensLedge, a structured credit markets investment bank. Prior to joining GreensLedge, she led the Global Hedge Fund Strategic Services unit at Credit Suisse Group AG. Before that, she was co-head of Global Debt and Equity Capital Markets at Bear Stearns, with responsibility for Global Structured Products. 

Jane Jaeger

ChainLogix Names Jane Jaeger as VP of Property Tax Intelligence, Special Projects Group

ChainLogix Mortgage Solutions, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hired Jane Jaeger as Vice President of the Property Tax Intelligence and Special Projects Group. She will focus on developing new solutions for tax servicing, expanding the company’s automated product offerings and leading the employee training and development for these services.

Jaeger has more than 30 years’ experience in operations, concept workflow development and documentation as well as implementation. She has overseen go-to-market delivery of property tax intelligence and tax servicing products for mortgage and lending institutions. She has served as a subject matter expert who was responsible for overseeing daily operations, measuring key performance indicators, and driving product development. She has also trained and assisted marketing and sales teams.

Alison Coen

Alison Coen Joins CMBS Lending Group at Greystone

Greystone, New York, announced Alison Coen joined as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s CMBS lending group, based in New York. she will focus on CMBS loan production.

With 25 years of relevant CRE industry experience, Coen joins Greystone from Barclays, where she was a Managing Director. At Barclays, she closed and securitized more than $2.6 billion of conduit loans. Prior to her time at Barclays, she was a Director at Natixis Real Estate Finance, where she worked as a CMBS and balance sheet loan originator. Previously, she spent nearly six years at Citigroup, where she worked with the large loan securitization group and as a loan originator.

New American Funding Launches National Expansion, Adds Seven

New American Funding, Tustin, Calif., increased its national footprint to include the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Mid-Atlantic.

Leading the expansion is New American Funding Director of National Retail Sales, Sam Ellsworth, along with other key members of the company’s regional leadership, including:

•           Kelly Allison – Vice President, Southeast

•           Ellysa Cummings – Senior Vice President, Great Lakes

•           Hamid Hamrah – Senior Vice President, Midwest

•           Miguel Mouriz – Regional Manager, Florida

•           James Bromwell – Area Manager, Mid-Atlantic

•           Eric Fellows – Regional Manager, Tennessee

•           Michele Hoefle – Regional Sales Manager

Naa Awaa Tagoe

FHFA Promotes Naa Awaa Tagoe, Daniel Coates, Danielle Walton

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced new appointments to the leadership team for longtime FHFA staff members Naa Awaa Tagoe, Daniel E. Coates and Danielle Walton. Tagoe will now serve as Acting Deputy Director for the Division of Housing Mission and Goals; and Coates and Walton will serve in Acting Director Sandra L. Thompson’s Office of the Director with Coates as Senior Advisor to the Director and Walton as Acting Chief of Staff.

Previously, Tagoe served as the Principal Associate Director in the Office of Capital Policy at FHFA. Her team was responsible for regulatory capital policy for the Enterprises. This work included oversight of the Enterprises’ credit risk transfer programs, non-performing loan sales programs, Dodd-Frank Act stress tests and financial eligibility requirements for approved mortgage insurers, mortgage sellers and mortgage servicers. Prior to joining the predecessor agency of FHFA in 2003, she held positions with Bear Stearns and Houlihan Lokey.

Daniel E. Coates

Before becoming a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Director, Coates served as a Senior Associate Director at FHFA, where he led a team of economists and financial analysts. His team was responsible for targeted credit and market risk examinations to support FHFA’s examinations of the Federal Home Loan Banks. Additionally, he led a team of financial analysts who evaluated the financial condition and performance of the FHLBanks. He serves as Chairman of the FHFA’s Reference Rate Transition Steering Committee, which oversees FHFA’s regulated entities’ transitions away from LIBOR and other reference rates. He is also FHFA’s representative to the Alternative Reference Rates Committee. Before joining FHFA, he worked as an economist at the General Accounting Office and the Federal Housing Finance Board.

Danielle Walton

Prior to being named Acting Chief of Staff, Walton served as Director of Stakeholder Relations in FHFA’s Office of Congressional Affairs and Communications. Before joining FHFA, Walton worked for secondary mortgage market participants including Ginnie Mae and Freddie Mac.