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The week in industry hires and promotions: July 18-22, 2016

New executives, managers and agents in the residential real estate, tech and mortgage spaces

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Who got hired or promoted this week? Here’s our weekly rundown, in chronological order.

This week’s new hires

July 18

Charlie Young

Charlie Young

Susan Yannaccone

Susan Yannaccone

Charlie Young is the new CEO at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, and Susan Yannaccone is replacing him as CEO of ERA Franchise Systems. “Charlie Young has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, solid strategic thinking and a passion for innovation during his 12 years with Realogy,” said Alex Perriello, president and CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group, the parent company of both Coldwell Banker and ERA, in a statement. “He is well prepared to return to his roots and lead Coldwell Banker into the future. The leadership succession plan we have executed speaks to the management talent we have assembled within the Realogy Franchise Group.”

Perriello added, “Sue Yannaccone is a dynamic real estate leader who has distinguished herself since joining ERA Real Estate. Her strategic thinking capabilities, strong business acumen and outstanding relationship skills will be tremendous assets in this role.”

David Upbin

David Upbin

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) promoted David Upbin to associate vice president of education operations and programming, and MBA strategy, effective July 1. “In his new role, Mr. Upbin, who joined MBA in 2013, will be responsible for the financial management, operations, delivery, and programming of MBA Education’s suite of training products and events,” announced MBA in a statement.

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July 19

Todd Leddon

Todd Leddon

Todd Leddon is the new senior vice president of capital markets for LeaderOne Financial, a mortgage lender based in Overland Park, Kansas. According to LeaderOne Chief Operating Officer Michael Stoddart, “This year the executive team and board of directors have been investing heavily in the future of our company,” said chief operating officer Michael Stoddart in a statement. “The addition of Todd Leddon will not only allow us to improve our delivery methods, but also assist in streamlining the mortgage process as we continue to focus on the mortgage experience for our employees, customers, and partners.”

Gary Cuff

Gary Cuff

Long & Foster Real Estate announced that Gary Cuff is the new managing broker at the company’s Fairfax office. “I look forward to joining the Long & Foster family and leading the team of exceptional real estate professionals in its Fairfax sales office,” said Cuff in a statement. “Long & Foster is known for providing its agents the best tools, technology and training available, and I’m confident that with the company’s exceptional support and my real estate expertise, our office and agents will achieve even greater success in real estate.”

July 20

Kent Hanley

Kent Hanley

Kent Hanley is the new chief executive officer at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in Raleigh, North Carolina, effective August 1. “It is a privilege to welcome Kent to the Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston team,” said company founder and chairman Don Walston in a statement. “Kent is highly regarded within the real estate industry and well positioned to continue steering our company towards the significant growth and success we aspire to achieve.”

Margery Shinners

Margery Shinners

The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors in Illinois announced that Margery Shinners will be the new CEO when current CEO Pam Krieter retires. “Our leadership succession plan builds on the remarkable successes that MORe has achieved during Pam’s 21-year tenure and fuels our strategy for continuing to assist our association members in rapidly changing times,” said Lynn Madison, president of the MORe board of directors, in a statement. “Margery has spearheaded MORe’s transition to digital technology across all operations and member services that address today’s on-demand, data-driven world.”

Dan Hultquist

Dan Hultquist

ReverseVision, which provides software for the reverse mortgage industry, hired Dan Hultquist to be its new director of learning and development.  “Dan comes armed with unparalleled product knowledge and extensive field experience,” said John Button, CEO of ReverseVision, in a statement. “This unique combination makes Dan the perfect resource to spearhead several upcoming ReverseVision initiatives that will provide assistance to reverse mortgage lenders and brokers nationwide.”

July 22

Merritt Burke

Merritt Burke IV

Merritt Burke IV will be the new CEO of the Sussex County Association of Realtors. Merritt Burke IV said he’s proud to have served Fenwick since March of 2012 but sad to leave a town that he likes. “To lead a progressive and expanding real estate association in one of the largest counties in the country, that’s really exciting to me,” he told Coastal Point. “To work in the real estate field is very exciting.”

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