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Dart Appraisal Names First Director of Compliance to Executive Team; Adds Chief Appraiser Position

TROY, Mich., Oct. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dart Appraisal, an independently-owned, nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), today announced the promotion of two team members to newly created positions in management. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President Michael Dresden.

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Tracey Volltrauer has been promoted to Director of Compliance from Vendor Manager and is now a member of the Dart Executive Team. This is a new position focusing on compliance efforts for both state and federal regulations, as well as on fulfilling the AMC’s own compliance strategy. Volltrauer joined Dart as the Vendor Coordinator in 2010 and became the company’s first Vendor Manager in 2012.

“The creation of a new Director of Compliance position within the Dart Appraisal executive team comes as a result of increasingly tight mortgage industry regulation and escalating compliance concerns within the mortgage industry,” Dresden added. “In this role, Tracey will ensure that all regulatory and consumer protection dictates with respect to home appraisal are completely fulfilled for our lending clients.”

Tim Laden has become the first Chief Appraiser at Dart Appraisal, previously serving as the first Quality Assurance Manager for the AMC. Laden will continue his efforts in appraiser coaching and counseling, while also providing escalation support for our employees, appraisers and customers. Laden is a certified appraiser, and brings more than 25 years of experience in the appraisal and mortgage banking industry to the role.

"Creating a Chief Appraiser at Dart Appraisal helps to ensure our internal processes are being performed to the highest standards," said Michael Dresden, executive vice president for Dart Appraisal. "As part of our commitment to meeting each client's specific needs, we customize solutions and create dedicated teams to continually improve their service every step of the way. Tim will continue to work closely with appraisers to help them understand our expectations and develop the highest quality appraisals for our clients."

Named one of the 50 Best Mortgage Service Providers in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine in 2014 and 2015, Dart Appraisal is an independently-owned, nationwide Appraisal Management Company (AMC) founded in 1993. For two decades, the company has built a reputation of superior customer service combined with innovative technology to deliver accurate and timely residential appraisals. Thousands of orders are tracked in real time using a proprietary order management platform designed and maintained by Dart Appraisal. With a singular focus on appraisal management, Dart Appraisal has developed a direct relationship with both appraisers and clients. The company manages a nationwide appraiser panel that requires appraisers to meet stringent quality standards to ensure local competence and reliable appraisals.

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Source: Dart Appraisal