Leader Mortgage Co., Cleveland, has hired James L. Hook, an executive of a Hubco Inc. subsidiary, to be executive vice president.
Leader Mortgage is a unit of First Federal Savings of Defiance, Ohio, a subsidiary of First Defiance Financial Corp.
Mr. Hook is to manage retail and wholesale residential mortgage loan originations, production operations, secondary marketing, and product development.
He was a senior vice president at Bank of the Hudson, the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., subsidiary of Hubco Inc. of Mahwah, N.J. He had been responsible for the bank's residential mortgage lending.