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Amy Brandt has been named president of correspondent lending and servicing, and Sandra E. Bell has been named chief financial officer for Prospect Mortgage LLC in Sherman Oaks, California. Jacqueline B. Amato has been appointed chairman and chief executive officer, and J.G. Carter has been appointed president of TowneBank Mortgage in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Jim LaHaise has been named president and chief executive officer of The Coastal Bank in Savannah, Georgia. J. Thomas Wiley Jr. has been named vice chairman and president of State Bank and Trust in Atlanta. Sue Alton will remain as chairman, Diana Mead has been named chief executive officer and David Kaplan has been named president of Allonhill in Denver.

Christopher R. Sebald has been promoted to president and will continue to serve as chief information officer of Advantus Capital Management in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tim Forrester has been named chief financial officer and Kristin Hammond has been named executive vice president, capital markets, for United Shore Financial Services LLC in Birmingham, Michigan. Radha Thompson has been appointed chief information officer of Vericrest Financial Inc. in Irving, Texas. Alice Sorenson has been named chief investment officer for LRES in Orange County, California.

David Kittle. CMB. has been promoted to executive vice president of the quality control division and Kate Simpson was promoted to director of client services for Santa Ana, California-based I MARC. Joe Healan has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer; Loren Morris has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer; and Richard Romero and Ronald W. Marcantano have been appointed senior vice presidents for Retreat Capital Management in Irvine, California.

Gene M. Lugat has been promoted to executive vice president, Eastern division/national industry and political relations, based in Maryland; Tim Elkins has been promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer, based in Dallas; Craig Bullock has been promoted to executive vice president and chief human resources manager, based in Dallas; Kristi Harris has been promoted to executive vice president, national operations, based in Dallas; Scott Bristol has been promoted to executive vice president, national production manager, based in Dallas; Scott Eggen has been promoted to executive vice president, director of capital markets, based in Dallas; and Steve Thompson has been promoted to executive vice president, Western division, based in Arizona, for Dallas-based PrimeLending.

Debra W. Still, CMB. has been elected 2013 chairman, E.J. Burke has been elected chairman-elect and Bill Cosgrove. CMB, has been elected vice chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). William C. Emerson; Christopher George; Michael J. Heid; Michael S. Malloy; William J. McCue; Brian Lancaster; Rodrigo Lopez. CMB; Saiyid T. Naqvi; Kurt Pfotenhauer; David A. Roberts. CMB; and William M. Walker have been newly elected to MBA's 2013 board of directors.

David Motley, CMB, has been named chairman and William C. Emerson has been named vice chairman of MBA's 2013 Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG). Enrico Arvielo; J. Lynn Beckstead, CMB; Rich Bennion; Teresa Bryce Bazemore; Matthew A. Kerin; Jamie Korus; Jerome Lienhard; Michael S. Malloy; Jeffrey S. May; Mary Ann McGarry; Kurt Noyce; and Susan T. Stewart have been newly elected to RESBOG.

Brian F. Stoffers, CMB. has been named chairman and Rodrigo Lopez. CMB. has been named vice chairman of MBA's 2013 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG). Joseph F. Beggins. Hugh Frater, Lisa Dorsey Glass, Brad Hauger. Brigid Mattingly and Jody B. Thornton have been newly elected to COMBOG.

Joe Reppert has been awarded MBA's Andrew D. Woodward Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his dedication and prominent service to MBA and the mortgage lending industry in a variety of capacities involving legislative and regulatory activities. …