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Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at Rachel.Williams@DNews.com.

LERETA Announces Chief Strategy Officer

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LERETA, LLC, a national provider of real estate tax and flood services for mortgage servicers based in Covina, California, has tapped Eric Christensen as the Chief Strategy Officer for the company. Christensen is responsible for product development, corporate strategy, marketing, and M&A transactions.

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Mid America Welcomes Mortgage Veteran Pam Misner to Team

Jeff Bode, Owner and CEO of multi-state lender Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced the firm has retained Pam Misner as Underwriting Manager. With nearly 30 years’ mortgage expertise, Misner will direct Mid America’s mortgage loan underwriting and collaborating on the expansion of origination and production teams for Mid America’s West Coast branches.

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Former Amazon Economist Joins Redfin Team

Real-estate brokerage Redfin announced that it has appointed Daryl Fairweather as its new Chief Economist. Fairweather comes to Redfin from Amazon, where she served as a senior behavioral economist, leading a team of analysts and economists focused on improving employee performance and engagement.

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Tackling Home Affordability Through Innovation

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DS News reporter David Wharton recently caught up with Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, an innovative company that turns shipping containers into new enivronments–including homes. Wharton and Galvin discussed some of the pressing issues facing today's housing market including the affordability crisis.

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