Former Freddie exec joins Roostify’s C-Suite; Ameris names Diversity & Inclusion officer; 1st Security Bank expands Lacey branch office

Former Freddie exec joins Roostify’s C-Suite; Ameris names Diversity & Inclusion officer; 1st Security Bank expands Lacey branch office

DIGITAL LENDING PLATFORM, ROOSTIFY, HAS NAMED 30-YEAR MORTGAGE industry veteran Chris Boyle president of home lending, effective immediately. Boyle will work alongside Roostify CoFounder and CEO Rajesh Bhat, “to make the company an agile, innovative digital lending platform,” for lenders of all types and sizes, the fintech said in a statement. In this newly created role, Boyle will be responsible for “all external-facing functions” and Roostify’s business growth plan that aims to…

AMERIS BANCORP THE PARENT COMPANY OF AMERIS BANK HAS PROMOTED Karlene Gordon to diversity and inclusion, human resources officer, responsible for further developing and implementing action plans that “foster, cultivate and preserve diversity, inclusion and equal dignity throughout the organization.” In her new role, Gordon also will focus in advancing the bank’s plans to expand its…

THE 1ST SECURITY BANK OF WASHINGTON PROMOTED ABRA MCKEAN to AVP and branch manager in its Lacey branch and expanded operations by adding two new team members with strong banking and community engagement skills. Hollyanna Volpat-Steiner joined the bank as assistant branch manager and Kasia Kapuras as personal banker II. McKean most recently was a personal banker in the Bank's Silverdale office. A western Washington resident for more than 20 years, she brings years of experience and strong community ties to her branch leadership role. As a military wife who raised a family in the area, she has a unique perspective on financial needs and goals of the…

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