Mortgage Harmony Corporation has announced the appointment of former Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) David G. Kittle, CMB, to its advisory board and Marlisa Senchak as senior vice president of product management and strategic outreach. “David is a highly regarded industry authority whose vision for positive change is in line with our own,” said Keith Kelly, chief executive officer and founder of Mortgage Harmony. “His insights will be extremely valuable in guiding Mortgage Harmony as we pursue our mission to bring long-term stability to the housing finance industry. We look forward to the expert counsel and perspective he will offer as a member of our advisory board.”
Kittle served as the 2009 chairman of the MBA. He is currently senior director of industry relations for mortgage industry leader IMARC. Prior to that position, he was the executive vice president of Vision Mortgage Capital LLC, a division of American Home Bank located in Pennsylvania.
“I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of such an innovative and entrepreneurial company,” said Kittle. “Mortgage Harmony helps address the loan officer compensation issues our industry now faces with new regulation. I was most impressed by the company’s culture of taking care of the customer's needs first, while working to ensure customer retention for its clients.”
Senchak has been appointed to the position of senior vice president of product management and strategic outreach. In her new role, Senchak will be responsible for product planning and marketing including working to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities with external third parties.
“Marlisa has a wealth of experience creating and marketing financial services products from the ground up,” said Shane Chalke, president of Mortgage Harmony. “That background combined with her strong mortgage industry relationships will prove invaluable as we partner with more financial institutions to bring the HarmonyLoan to market.”
Kittle has been active in the mortgage banking industry since 1978. He started his career with American Fletcher Mortgage Company, where he became a top loan originator before moving up to management in 1986. In 1994, he founded his own company, Associates Mortgage Group Inc., which he sold in 2006. Kittle served as president of Principle Wholesale Lending and has also worked with Jefferson Mortgage Group, Chase Manhattan Mortgage, Bank One and Citicorp Mortgage. A former chairman of MORPAC (MBA's political action committee) and a former vice chairman of the MBA Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) as well as a member of MBA's Advisory Committee, Kittle is past president of the Louisville and Kentucky mortgage banking associations.
Senchak has worked in the financial services industry since the mid-1980s, serving most recently as a consultant to Mortgage Harmony for strategic outreach. For 20 years, she worked at Fannie Mae in various management positions ranging from government and industry relations, assistant to the chief executive officer, and head of single family credit union strategies. Recently, she managed a team of consultants for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to design and charter an internet-based credit union with a 24-7 call center that would serve the 1.2 million member trade association and their families. The Realtors Federal Credit Union became operational in May 2009. Senchak has been a member of the New Jersey and New York Bar since 1984.
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