After just three weeks on the job, the head of mortgage lending at BankAmerica Corp. has quit. The defection of Graham Williams to ITT Financial Corp. is the latest episode in a long-running management soap opera at the San Francisco-based company.

Since BankAmerica merged with Security Pacific Corp. in April, four senior mortgage executives from the two banks have left. All had been offered senior jobs at Bank of America, which is one of the nation's biggest home lenders.

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