Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: WD) announced today the promotion of its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Howard Smith to President effective April 27, 2015. Mr. Smith has been with the Company for 34 years, holding a number of different roles, most recently that of Chief Operating Officer.
As President, Mr. Smith will be responsible for all loan origination activities of the Company and will continue to serve on the Walker & Dunlop board.
“Howard has been my partner in running Walker & Dunlop since I joined Walker & Dunlop in 2003. His vast industry knowledge and relationships both inside and outside the Company have been invaluable to me, and to our firm.
This promotion is a reflection not only of his past accomplishments but also of the work he continues to do to help us become the premier commercial real estate finance company in the United States,” said Walker & Dunlop’s Chairman and CEO, Willy Walker.