CoreLogic Promotes Wes McDaniel to Chief Appraiser
Email Dan Smith
April 05, 2011, Santa Ana, Calif. –
CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, announced today that Wes McDaniel has been promoted to the newly created role of chief appraiser for CoreLogic Valuation Services.
In his new position, McDaniel will be responsible for ensuring the quality of appraisal content developed by the CoreLogic in-house appraisers and its national panel of more than 14,000 independent appraisers. In this role, he will be integral to our efforts to comply with Dodd-Frank, Interagency Guidelines, and other relevant federal and state regulations. Based in Westlake, Texas, McDaniel will report to Greg Dennis, head of Appraisal Management Services.
Prior to his promotion, McDaniel served as director of appraisal valuations for CoreLogic Valuation Services, where he led quality control operations and built its staff appraiser operation to over 100 employees.
McDaniel joined CoreLogic in 2009 after 17 years with Bank of America/LandSafe Appraisals. There, he was responsible for appraisal production in the Western-half of the United States.
Earlier in his career, McDaniel worked in private appraisal practices, performing both residential and commercial assignments, and as a Commercial Review Appraiser for the Resolution Trust Corporation. He has held a Certified General appraisal license in Arizona for nearly 20 years, is a charter member of the Collateral Risk Network and earned a Six Sigma Green Belt for improving on-time appraisal performance. He received both his BS in finance and MBA in management from the University of Arizona.
“Identifying and engaging with the most qualified, most competent appraisers is a key challenge for every AMC,” said Dennis, head of Appraisal Management Services. “Having a leader and expert like Wes to manage our panel and appraisal practice is a significant advantage for CoreLogic.”
“Over the last several years, with the advent of HVCC and Dodd-Frank, the landscape of the appraisal community has changed,” said McDaniel. “One of my primary functions will be to work closely with our panel to provide them the tools, technology and support they need to improve their production, quality and individual profitability.”
CoreLogic is a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. The company combines public, contributory and proprietary data to develop predictive decision analytics and provide business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. CoreLogic has built the largest and most comprehensive U.S. real estate, mortgage application, fraud, and loan performance databases and is a recognized leading provider of mortgage and automotive credit reporting, property tax, valuation, flood determination, and geospatial analytics and services. More than one million users rely on CoreLogic to assess risk, support underwriting, investment and marketing decisions, prevent fraud, and improve business performance in their daily operations. Formerly, the information solutions group of The First American Corporation, CoreLogic began trading under the ticker CLGX on the NYSE on June 2, 2010. The company, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., has more than 10,000 employees globally with 2010 revenues of $1.6 billion. For more information visit www.corelogic.com.
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