Among several recent appointments at real estate finance organizations are an addition to the board of directors at a government-sponsored enterprise, a chief financial officer at a residential lender and a pair of wholesale executives and a large mortgage banking firm.

Fannie Mae reported on Nov. 28 that George W. Haywood has been elected to its board of directors. The "finance and technology entrepreneur" was the director of corporate and high yield bond investments at the hedge fund Moore Capital Management from 1994 to 1998. Before that he was a managing director at Lehman Brothers.

Haywood, who now is a self-employed private investor, is currently a member of the board of directors at at Denny’s Corp., according to the Washington-based company. In addition, he was previously a member of the XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.’s board.

Source: Mortgage Daily