Fannie Mae Names GE Exec Operations Chief, Director

WASHINGTON - Fannie Mae named Daniel H. Mudd, a veteran of GE Capital, to be vice chairman, chief operating officer, and a director. The chief operating officer post was left open in January by Lawrence M. Small, who became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.Mr. Mudd, 41, spent nine years in international posts at GE Capital, General Electric's financial services unit, most recently as president and chief executive of its Japan operation. He has also been a consultant for Xerox Corp. and a venture capitalist in Germany. In 1989 he was awarded a Robert Bosch Foundation fellowship to work with the German government during the country's reunification.


Conseco Promotes Its Chief Of Operations to President

CARMEL, Ind. - Thomas J. Kilian has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Conseco Inc.Mr. Kilian, 48, had been executive vice president and chief operations officer since March 1998. In his new role he continues to oversee Conseco's insurance and finance groups in addition to marketing, strategic planning, human resources, and information technology.

Mr. Kilian has worked for more than 20 years in the insurance industry. After being president of Pioneer Life Insurance, he joined Conseco as senior vice president of marketing in 1989. From 1996 to 1998 he was president of Conseco Services LLC, where he oversaw the back-office functions of Conseco's life and health insurance companies.


Former B of A Exec Named Head of Mortgage.com Unit

SUNRISE, Fla. - Former Bank of America Corp. executive Barbara L. Rambo has been appointed president of OpenClose.com, Mortgage.com's Internet service for brokers and lenders.Ms. Rambo succeeds David Larson, who resigned. She began her banking career at the former BankAmerica Corp. in 1975. She was most recently group executive vice president in Bank of America's national commercial banking unit.

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