Residential Finance Corp. Names René Lewis Vice President Human Resources

HR executive joins nationwide mortgage lender to focus on employee satisfaction, personnel development

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Residential Finance Corp. (RFC), a nationwide mortgage lender, has appointed René Lewis as vice president of human resources. Lewis manages the strategic direction of employee relations, personnel development, compensation and benefits, and the company’s many culture-building and employee satisfaction initiatives.

“The talented individuals at RFC are truly amazing; they have so much passion for what we do,” Lewis said. “The fact that RFC has been named as a ‘Best Company to Work For’ six times reflects that the processes work and that the company has a positive work environment. This helped me make the decision to join the company. I want to focus on how we can continue that pattern and continue to make RFC an exceptional place to work.”

Lewis brings more than 13 years of human resources experience to RFC across the spectrum of human resources, including leadership development, strategy, and employee relations. Lewis holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Society for Human Resources Management. Prior to joining RFC, Lewis was the director of human resources for Signature WorldWide in Dublin, Ohio. Lewis also held senior human resources positions at Red Envelope Inc. and GAP Inc.

“Finding individuals who are dedicated and willing to strive for excellence is how RFC has been able to double its growth during the last year,” said Michael Isaacs, CEO of RFC. “René brings the knowledge and desire to help us continue that growth. We are thrilled to have her on our team of dedicated professionals.”

Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst.

About Residential Finance Corp.

Founded in 1997, Residential Finance Corporation (RFC) (, offers homeowners and homebuyers nationwide a wide range of home mortgage loan options, including special lower-rate government-insured FHA and VA loans, residential mortgage loans, jumbo mortgage loans, and reverse mortgages. RFC’s highly-trained staff delivers mortgage expertise and customer service excellence, winning the company many awards, including Columbus Business First Corporate Caring Award, Columbus Business Journal Best Place to Work, Florida Trends Best Company in Florida, American Business Award Sales Department of the Year, Inc Magazine INC5000 Fastest Growing Company, and American Society of Training and Development Excellence in Practice. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, RFC has branches throughout the country, and is seeking loan officers and branch managers to join their network of branches. For more information contact Jessica Manna at 614.255.4317 or NMLS#1652. Equal Housing Lender. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Charlyne H. McWilliams, 301-933-5567

Source: Residential Finance Corp.

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