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APR 2017

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20 April 2017 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE {Executive Appointments} Quicken Loans has pro- moted president and CMO Jay Farner to the position of CEO. Bill Emerson, CEO prior to Farner's appointment, has been pro- moted to vice chairman of Quicken Loans' parent company Rock Hold- ings. Chief Economist Bob Walters has been promoted to president and COO. Farner, who has been with Quicken for 21 years, will be responsible for expanding the com- pany's leadership position in the FinTech space. Emerson, who has been with Quicken for 24 years, will advocate for the mortgage industry and lead the growth of the culture across the company's portfolio. Walters, who has been with Quick- en for 20 years, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the busi- ness, as well as continue to serve as chief economist. April Underwood , vice president of Product at Slack, has been ap- pointed to Zillow Group's board of directors. Prior to her role at Slack, Un- derwood was director of Product at Twitter. She is also a founding mem- ber of #Angels, a woman-owned and -operated angel investing group for technology start-ups. VScreen recently announced that Travis Saxton has been ap- pointed CIO and vice president of Industry Relations. Saxton will be responsible for developing the com- pany's growing portfolio of large brokerages and national accounts, as well as bringing the company to the forefront of thought leadership within the real estate industry. RE/MAX, LLC has named Carie Zoellner vice president of IT and Digi- tal Business. Zoellner, a veteran in IT for more than 20 years, will be responsible for direct- ing the activities of the department, as well as leading the company's key technology initiatives. Zoellner was most recently vice president of Information Technology for a divi- sion of DaVita Healthcare Partners. The Weichert Companies recently announced that James Weichert Jr. has been named president of Weichert, REALTORSĀ®. Weichert Jr., son of Weichert Companies Chair- man and CEO Jim Weichert, will continue to serve, along with his father, in his current position as co- president of the Weichert Compa- nies. Weichert Jr. began his career as a sales associate in Weichert's Jersey City/Exchange Place office before assuming roles directing business development at Weichert New Homes and as regional vice president of several Weichert, REAL- TORSĀ® sales offices. Realty ONE Group re- cently announced new leadership roles and positions within the company, including the appointment of Mi- chael Clear as COO and Tara Johnson as head of Marketing. Clear has served in vari- ous executive positions throughout his career, including CIO, COO, president and CMO at Home Security of Amer- ica, a ServiceMaster subsidiary. Clear was also vice president of Operations at American Home Shield. Johnson, who has spent the past six years of her career with Realty ONE Group, is a veteran of the escrow and real es- tate industries, launch- ing Everest Escrow in 2010. In other com- pany news, videogra- pher, producer and man- ager Juan Caicedo has been promoted to creative director; Niko Costin to director of IT; and regional manager Stacey Onnen to des- ignated broker for Arizo- na. The company also hired brand manager Anna Ciric , branch manager Felix Hung and art director Hamsa Khzam . RE For more executive happenings, please visit www.rismedia.com. Juan Caicedo Niko Costin Stacey Onnen Anna Ciric Felix Hung Hamsa Khzam

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