J.I. Kislak Mortgage LLC has announced the appointment of Edward Scott to the position of senior vice president and southeast divisional manager. Scott will be based in Melbourne, Fla. and report directly to managing director, Thomas Wind.With more than 25 years of mortgage origination and management experience, much of which was concentrated in Florida and the Southeast, Scott will lead Kislak Mortgage’s expansion throughout Florida and supervise all Florida-based branches. “Kislak Mortgage is focused on cultivating top, local talent, with a proven track-record of providing exceptional market knowledge, service and mortgage solutions to potential home buyers," said Wind. "I am pleased to have attracted someone of Eddie’s caliber to help me expand our footprint in this important market. His extensive experience in building and operating mortgage divisions in the Southeast, coupled with his stellar reputation and intimate knowledge of the regional marketplace, makes Eddie the perfect fit to execute the Kislak Mortgage strategy in Florida." Scott spent the bulk of his career as senior vice president and divisional manager for JPMorgan Chase based out of Melbourne, Fla. During his 11-year tenure, he oversaw JPMorgan Chase’s mortgage sales and operations in the Southeast and successfully grew the Company’s mortgage business from a $1 billion to a $4 billion annual business. Most recently, Scott served as vice president for Wells Fargo Private Banking, formerly Wachovia Private Banking, where he was responsible for business development and loan origination. Previously he served as senior vice president and divisional manager for Washington Mutual’s mortgage division, managing the mortgage production for more than 300 bank branches and 25 mortgage branches. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Florida Association of Realtors. For more information, visit http://kislak.com.