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Promontory MortgagePath Promotes Bryan DeShasier to Chief Administrative Officer, Adds Helen Placente as Managing Director of National Credit Operations

DANBURY, Conn. -- Leading digital mortgage and fulfillment solutions provider Promontory MortgagePath LLC announced two key staffing changes expanding the strength of its executive team. Bryan DeShasier has been promoted to Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and Helen Placente has been hired as Managing Director of National Credit Operations.

"Bryan's promotion and the addition of Helen signify our need to expand our top talent to fuel our growth," said Promontory MortgagePath Founder and CEO Gene Ludwig. "Bryan has been an exceptional team member, and Helen's deep expertise and success in mortgage banking are just the right combination to help our clients continue to grow and expand market share. On behalf of our entire team, I want to congratulate Bryan on this well-deserved promotion and welcome Helen to Promontory MortgagePath."

Prior to his promotion, DeShasier was Managing Director of Product and Process. In addition to his work on the company's point-of-sale (POS) technology, Borrower Wallet(r), he was instrumental to the development and launch of Transform, Promontory MortgagePath's latest service delivery model combining licensed loan coordinators, POS technology and fulfillment services to offer a complete mortgage operations platform from application to close. DeShasier played a key role in launching Promontory MortgagePath's initiative to support community development financial institutions' (CDFIs) and minority depository institutions' (MDIs) efforts to expand access to credit and homeownership in underserved communities. Since then, he has helped onboard the program's first two participants.

Placente has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Servicing Management at Freedom Mortgage Corporation, where she was called upon to launch the company's servicing outreach program to assist borrowers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those experiencing non-pandemic-related financial hardships. Placente also served as Vice President of Wholesale at Mr. Cooper, where she monitored underwriting processes and was the business lead for pre- and post-funding in the quality control department. She has also held executive-level positions in mortgage servicing and originations, non-retail lending, quality assurance and risk management for Caliber Home Loans, TIAA Bank (formerly EverBank) and Aurora Bank.

"Having worked closely with both Bryan and Helen in the past, I am thrilled to have them on our executive team," said Debora Aydelotte, Chief Operating Officer at Promontory MortgagePath. "Their talent, drive and resourcefulness are tremendous assets to Promontory MortgagePath as we deliver the digital mortgage tools and operational support community lenders need to profitably compete in the current mortgage market."

To learn more or find opportunities at Promontory MortgagePath, visit https://www.mortgagepath.com/careers.

About Promontory MortgagePath LLC | NMLS ID 1532373

Promontory MortgagePath is a fast-growing team of passionate problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally change the way lenders approach their mortgage business. The company combines an intuitive, collaborative digital mortgage platform with modern, comprehensive fulfillment services, giving lenders the progressive technology and scalability required to profitably compete in today's rapidly changing residential mortgage market. Promontory MortgagePath's founder, former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Gene Ludwig, is widely recognized as a visionary thinker on the critical issues confronting financial services, and his companies are renowned for helping community lenders resolve their most pressing challenges. To learn more, visit https://www.mortgagepath.com.

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Alyssa Gelper Joins Klingenstein Fields Advisors as a Managing Director, Senior Advisor, in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Klingenstein Fields Advisors (KF Advisors), an advisory firm providing personalized wealth and investment management to individuals, families, and non-profits, is pleased to announce that Alyssa Gelper has joined the firm as a Managing Director, Senior Advisor. Ms. Gelper will be responsible for managing client relationships and advising high-net-worth and institutional clients on a range of wealth, planning, and investment management issues.

Most recently, Ms. Gelper was with HSBC in the Private Bank as Head of US Collaboration, where she spearheaded cross-divisional business development efforts in the US. While there, Ms. Gelper also built an initiative dedicated to serving women's unique wealth management needs. In a prior position at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ms. Gelper was responsible for delivering private wealth management services to corporate and investment banking clients.

Ms. Gelper held other positions at Citigroup Private Bank and Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management, where she provided comprehensive estate and philanthropic services to meet the complex needs of high-net-worth individuals and families. Ms. Gelper began her career as an attorney in the Trust and Estates group at Fried, Frank. Ms. Gelper earned a B.S. in Economics Cum Laude, from The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and a J.D., Cum Laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where she was an Editor of the Cardozo Law Review.

"Alyssa's dedication to meet and exceed client objectives, combined with her extensive experience in wealth and investment management will enhance our ability to serve our clients' needs," said Susan H. Curry, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at KF Advisors. "We are excited to incorporate Alyssa's expertise into our customized offering for clients."

More information: https://www.klingenstein.com/.

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Leading Colorado Lead, Mold, and Asbestos Removal Company, Asbestos Abatement, Inc., welcomes new Co-Owner, Jesse Mount

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- In a time of pandemics, hurricanes, and other bad news, Asbestos Abatement, Inc. is happy to announce the new co-ownership of the company, by Jesse Mount. The company has been rapidly expanding its services throughout Colorado, and has been very active during the recent years, helping both residential and commercial clients alike with Lead, Mold, and Asbestos Removal.

Project Manager Jesse Mount joins Joel and Jen Egelman, owners and founders, in operating Asbestos Abatement, Inc. and has helped to grow the company to become one of the top 5 asbestos removal contractors in Colorado. With AHERA certification and over 50 years combined experience, the company offers full services of lead remediation, mold removal, and asbestos abasement to Colorado resident and businesses alike.

Jesse Mount has been working in the abatement industry since 2004, and got his start renovating and removing asbestos and lead paint from the barracks of Fort Lewis military base, outside of Tacoma, Washington. He and his new wife relocated to Colorado to work in the growing field of remediation. He started as a worker, worked his way up to Supervisor, then to Project Manager, and now has become a co-owner in the rapidly growing business. He and his wife are happy to reside in Colorado, and have 2 children.

About Asbestos Abatement, Inc.

Asbestos Abatement, Inc. is one of the top 5 asbestos removal contractors in Colorado, and has a long list of satisfied clients, including Wal-Mart, military and federal facilities, restaurants, shopping strips, apartment complexes, and numerous residential clients. Founded by Joel Egelman, the company's technicians are AHERA certified, and have over 50 years combined experience with asbestos removal. Asbestos Abatement, Inc. offers both residential and commercial asbestos abatement services, and is a very active member of the Denver Community.

To Learn More about Asbestos Abatement, Inc., visit the company website - http://www.asbestosfree.com/, email them at bids@asbestosfree.com, or call 303-794-4450.

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Leading Colorado Lead, Mold, and Asbestos Removal Company, Asbestos Abatement, Inc., welcomes new Co-Owner, Jesse Mount

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- In a time of pandemics, hurricanes, and other bad news, Asbestos Abatement, Inc. is happy to announce the new co-ownership of the company, by Jesse Mount. The company has been rapidly expanding its services throughout Colorado, and has been very active during the recent years, helping both residential and commercial clients alike with Lead, Mold, and Asbestos Removal.

Project Manager Jesse Mount joins Joel and Jen Egelman, owners and founders, in operating Asbestos Abatement, Inc. and has helped to grow the company to become one of the top 5 asbestos removal contractors in Colorado. With AHERA certification and over 50 years combined experience, the company offers full services of lead remediation, mold removal, and asbestos abasement to Colorado resident and businesses alike.

Jesse Mount has been working in the abatement industry since 2004, and got his start renovating and removing asbestos and lead paint from the barracks of Fort Lewis military base, outside of Tacoma, Washington. He and his new wife relocated to Colorado to work in the growing field of remediation. He started as a worker, worked his way up to Supervisor, then to Project Manager, and now has become a co-owner in the rapidly growing business. He and his wife are happy to reside in Colorado, and have 2 children.

About Asbestos Abatement, Inc.

Asbestos Abatement, Inc. is one of the top 5 asbestos removal contractors in Colorado, and has a long list of satisfied clients, including Wal-Mart, military and federal facilities, restaurants, shopping strips, apartment complexes, and numerous residential clients. Founded by Joel Egelman, the company's technicians are AHERA certified, and have over 50 years combined experience with asbestos removal. Asbestos Abatement, Inc. offers both residential and commercial asbestos abatement services, and is a very active member of the Denver Community.

To Learn More about Asbestos Abatement, Inc., visit the company website - http://www.asbestosfree.com/, email them at bids@asbestosfree.com, or call 303-794-4450.

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Mid America Mortgage Adds Pete Jackson as Divisional Director for Wholesale/Non-Delegated Correspondent Channel, Tim Frohock as Regional Director

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Pete Jackson has joined the company as a divisional director and Tim Frohock as a regional director. With more than 30 years of wholesale and correspondent lending experience, Jackson and Frohock will play a critical role in the continued growth and success of Mid America's wholesale/non-delegated correspondent lending channel.

"Pete and Tim's unique backgrounds and expertise in agency and government lending have been an ideal cultural fit for Mid America, as we continue to cater uniquely to the home financing needs of everyday Americans including veterans, FHA borrowers and those in rural America," said Mid America's Executive Director of TPO Lending Adam Rieke. "By combining these specialized government lending products with our One Time Close product, MAM is ideally positioned to attack the national housing shortage and continue to provide affordable financing options even in the new construction space."

Rieke, Jackson and Frohock have a long history of working together. All three started their mortgage banking careers together at Carl I. Brown and Company/First Tennessee Bank and remained there for 10 years, becoming regional vice presidents managing Operations and Sales. Later, when Jackson was managing a divisional office for Bank of America, Frohock recruited him to join SunTrust Bank as a regional wholesale vice president and help build a fulfillment center in Overland Park, Kansas. After successfully managing Production and Operations centers for SunTrust Bank for many years, Jackson and Frohock continued to work in the Wholesale/Non-Delegated space, as did Rieke, but all three worked for competing organizations. Most recently, Jackson recruited Frohock to join him and Rieke at Mid America Mortgage and build a Western Regional office in Phoenix.

"As a pioneer and innovator in the digital mortgage space, Mid America continues to provide secure and convenient remote digital closing options, which have become critical over the past year for closing continuity amid the COVID lockdown," said Mid America Owner and CEO Jeff Bode. "Our continued commitment to technology coupled with our industry-leading turn times make Mid America an ideal landing spot for tech-savvy, growth-minded account executives, a fact bolstered by the top workplace honors we've received from numerous industry trade magazines."

Mid America is actively seeking account executives in every market across the United States. To learn more about opportunities in Mid America's wholesale division, contact Pete Jackson at: pete.jackson@midamericamortgage.com

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/click-n-close/#cnc.

Frequently named a top mortgage employer/workplace by industry trade magazines such as Mortgage Professional America, MReport, National Mortgage News and National Mortgage Professional, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

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TAG CXO Announces Industry Veteran Executive Paul Elliott Joins Team

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Paul Elliott still values the promise behind a handshake. He grew up listening to talk of the family business discussed around the dinner table. His Midwest family, led by his grandfather, modeled those downhome values where only a handshake was required. Elliott has used those impressionable lessons throughout his life and in his own career. Now he aims to serve others with the same kind of integrity as the newest chief information officer at TAG CXO, an organization of successful fractional executives available for hire.

Elliott comes from a long career - more than 30 years - in executive leadership roles across industry sectors including healthcare, information technology, retail, consumer goods manufacturing and supply chain. His visionary yet practical approach helps companies realize business purpose, discover means of scaling operations with technology, find revenue streams and value creation opportunities.

He's spent time with large corporations, such as Insight and Johnson & Johnson, and small, entrepreneurial start-ups, helping to achieve goals and improve metrics and outcomes. While Elliott's resume boasts many successes, such as a recent build and go-to market launch of a customized technology suite, his servant-centered leadership style focuses on people.

"At the end of the day for me, my greatest professional accomplishment is the people that I've impacted or that have impacted me," Elliott says.

With TAG CXO, Elliott has the opportunity to reach more people in need. The contract-based, executive-as-a-service business model is growing, he says. Companies get affordability and access to the skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced leaders they need to achieve a goal.

"TAG is so fortunate to have Paul Elliot join our growing bench of tried and true, large company, CIO executives," said P. Theisen, founder and CEO of TAG CXO. "Paul truly has the hindsight and expertise our mid-market clients are asking for and they'll be delighted to receive from him."

Elliott's supportive leadership approach spills over into his personal life as well. He values his family and finds joy in spending time with his wife and daughter.

To learn more visit: https://tagcxo.com/services

About TAG CXO:

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a bench of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff. Learn more at: https://tagcxo.com/.

TAG CXO, 7000 N 16th Street, Suite 120-167, Phoenix, AZ 85020.

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ICS Welcomes Adam Finesilver CPA to the New Alabama Office

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- ICS Tax, LLC is excited to announce its Southeast regional expansion with a new office in Montgomery, Alabama. ICS welcomes Adam Finesilver, CPA as its Regional Director. Adam brings over 13 years of experience providing tax advisory services to clients in real estate, financial and professional services industries. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, earned a Master of Accountancy, and has devoted his time to public accounting since 2007.

Adam said he "is thrilled to join ICS Tax to better serve his clients with tax saving opportunities such as cost segregation, 45L credits and R&D tax credits." In his role, he will be collaborating with taxpayers and tax professionals to identify credits, deductions, and incentives that can significantly reduce tax liabilities and increase profitability.

Montgomery, Alabama has been home to Adam for the past twenty years, where he resides with his wife and three young children. He has given back to his community by serving on the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and as ambassador for the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA).

The new ICS Tax, Montgomery Alabama office is fully supported by a team of nationwide engineers and tax consultants. Adam is poised and ready to lower your tax liabilities!

ABOUT ICS TAX, LLC:

ICS Tax, LLC (ICS) is a consulting firm providing innovative tax planning strategies and specializes in both the 45L and 179D tax incentives. ICS collaborates with taxpayers and their tax professionals to identify credits and incentives that reduce tax liabilities and increase profitability. ICS provides nationwide service through its offices located throughout the country.

Learn more at https://ics-tax.com/.

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Vyriad, Inc. Appoints Harry Hoffman to its Board of Directors

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Vyriad, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing oncolytic virus therapies to treat a wide range of cancers, today announced the appointment of leading life sciences investor Harry Hoffman to the Company's board of directors.

During Harry's 25 years of service as Mayo's Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer which ended December 2020, Mayo Clinic achieved top decile investment performance among a universe of major tax-exempt institutions and grew its investment assets by over ten-fold. Outside of Mayo, Harry has served on the boards of several large family offices and is a former trustee of the Endowment Board of the American Red Cross, The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) and The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. He is also a founding member and vice chair of the Southeast Minnesota Capital Fund.

"I am delighted to welcome Harry onto the Vyriad Board. He has a deep understanding of Vyriad and its history, and I am very much looking forward to working with him as we take this exciting Company to its next level," said Ed Kania, Vyriad's Chairman of the Board.

About Vyriad, Inc.

Vyriad is a clinical-stage company developing virus-based therapeutics, focusing initially on proprietary oncolytic virus therapies for the treatment of cancers with significant unmet needs. Founded by scientists at Mayo Clinic and the University of Miami, Vyriad programs viruses to selectively attack cancer cells, thereby igniting antitumor immune responses that can complete the process of tumor destruction and prevent disease recurrence. Our lead platforms, derived from either vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) or measles virus, are being evaluated in ongoing Phase 1-2 clinical trials addressing multiple cancer types.

Vyriad and Regeneron (NASDAQ: REGN) are engaged in a broad strategic agreement for the discovery and development of new oncolytic virus treatments for cancer leveraging Vyriad's VSV platform and Regeneron's PD-1 inhibitor Libtayo(r) (cemiplimab) as well as its unmatched antibody discovery capabilities. Vyriad is a privately held company based in Rochester, Minnesota.

For more information, visit hhttps://vyriad.com/.

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EPIC Welcomes Peter Marshall – Further Strengthens Entertainment and Sports Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Peter Marshall has joined its Entertainment & Sports practice as Managing Principal, Media Services.

Marshall will play a pivotal role in the continued development of the firm's Entertainment side of the business. He brings nearly two decades of experience in the insurance industry, with a specific focus on Film, Television and New Media.

Marshall has developed risk management protocols for some of the world's leading film, television, and new media production companies, including many Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award nominated and winning shows. He has developed pandemic coverage, Cyber, Management Liability, Political Risk, Hurricane, and Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion programs for these companies as well. Marshall has also created production and Intellectual Property insurance programs.

Marshall produced feature films and long-form television prior to becoming an insurance and risk advisor. During his years of experience in the film industry, while based in Los Angeles, he was Senior Vice President of Film Production at Lionsgate, and head of television production at Trimark Pictures. He also served as an executive at several prominent independents where he developed screenplays and oversaw the production through delivery of many lauded and successful feature, cable, and network television films.

"Peter brings an incredible depth of wide-ranging expertise to this role, allowing EPIC to further expand our offerings and immediately benefit our entertainment clients," said Scott Davis, President, National Specialty Practices at EPIC. "We are thrilled to have him join our team and help us continue our growth in this specialized area," Davis continued. Marshall will report to Davis.

Marshall graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. from Yale College, and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. He is a licensed Property and Casualty broker in New York, California, Georgia, Virginia, Louisiana, and Florida. Marshall is an active community member, supporting many organizations including Ronald McDonald House.

Peter Marshall

peter.marshall@epicbrokers.com

Phone: (310) 721-4323

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail insurance brokerage, has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to clients. EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. https://www.epicbrokers.com/

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Modern Foot & Ankle Welcomes New Podiatrist to Casselberry Clinic

CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- There's a new face in town for your feet. Jacob Huffman, D.P.M., joined the podiatric group Modern Foot & Ankle in July. Last week, he became the sole practitioner of the Casselberry clinic.

"This has been a great opportunity for me," said Dr. Huffman. "Modern Foot & Ankle is a group of physicians with a common mindset and goal: to provide high-quality patient care and utilize all available resources to ensure the patient has the best outcome."

After earning his medical degree from Barry University in Miami and completing his surgical residency at the Miami VA Medical Center, Dr. Huffman, who was born and raised in Central Florida, was excited to return to the Orlando area.

"As a young man growing up in the small suburb of Apopka, I feel I was shaped by Orlando- with the magic of Disney in my backyard and the natural wonders of Wekiwa State park just down the street," he said. "This combination helped shape my wonder and amazement for science and education."

Dr. Huffman said he's proud to serve the growing city and give back to his neighbors as a physician. He added that he's excited to offer patients the groundbreaking services he received advanced training on during his surgical program.

"Having the opportunity to work in the VA and UM health system exposed me to some of the newest up-and-coming technologies that have provided me with the mindset of constant evolution in pursuit of quality patient care," said Dr. Huffman.

His specialties, which include minimally-invasive bunion and hammertoe corrections, fall in line with the group's focus on continually discovering new technologies and techniques.

"I believe Modern Foot & Ankle provides something that most cannot," he said. "We offer technologically-based patient care while still providing patients with the small-town warmth of your local practice."

As a physician, Dr. Huffman said he enjoys "explaining the etiology and using a systematic approach to help tailor each treatment plan to the patient's needs." He feels that having the patient engaged in their treatment not only ensures that they fully understand the condition but aids them once they are out of the office.

Moreover, helping patients find immediate relief for the variety of conditions seen in podiatry garners him great personal and professional satisfaction.

"From removing a foreign object or an ingrown toenail to alleviating heel pain with an injection, seeing the smile on patients' faces makes everything worth it," he said.

The clinic is located at 178 Wilshire Blvd., in Casselberry. The location's former provider, Dr. Roma Patel, recently moved to the group's newest office in Winter Garden, Fla., which celebrated its grand opening last g Monday.

About Modern Foot & Ankle®

Through Big-City Technology. Small-Town Care.® Modern Foot & Ankle has reshaped the patient experience and curated a progressive model for podiatric healthcare. The board-certified physicians provide comprehensive medical and surgical solutions for foot and ankle conditions in clinics across Central Florida. With 24/7 online booking and check-in, extended office hours, advanced on-site equipment, and cutting-edge treatment options, Modern Foot & Ankle serves patients efficiently, comfortably, and on their schedule. For more information, visit http://www.modernfootankle.com/.

Contact: Lindsay Siegel, Modern Foot & Ankle
Phone: (813) 549-5678
Email: marketing@mfahealth.com

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