Robert W. Hearn Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of Sun Trust Mortgage Inc., the mortgage banking subsidiary of Atlanta-based Sun Trust Banks Inc.

Mr. Hearn was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sun Trust Mortgage, responsible for the retail residential production group, the marketing group, the correspondent loan department, and the underwriting department.

He has been president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia and the Atlanta Mortgage Bankers Association.

Sun Trust Mortgage also appointed Ralph Carrigan as executive vice president for loan administration and Carlton Smith as executive vice president for finance and administrative services.

Mr. Carrigan had been a senior vice president in charge of loan administration at Barclays American Mortgage Corp., Charlotte, N.C., a subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC.

Mr. Smith was a senior vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of Sun Trust Mortgage. He will continue his duties as treasurer and chief financial officer.

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