American Western Mortgage Co., Denver, appointed Joe B. Fortson president and chief executive officer and named Tyler Brown president of its Texas division.

American Western operates in Colorado and major metropolitan areas in Texas.

Before going to American Western, Mr. Fortson worked for Parkvest Capital Group, a residential and commercial lender in Dallas that he founded.

Mr. Brown had been president and principal of SAMCO Mortgage Corp., Dallas, before joining American Western. Company officers in Dallas, Fort Worth, Mid-cities, Austin, and Houston will report to him.

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