Stephen C. Porter, an attorney with 23 years of experience working in the mortgage servicing industry, has been named general counsel for Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry.
Porter previously served as chief litigation counsel at the Addison, Texas, law firm Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel, LLP. In his new role, he is responsible for consulting with MCS management on all legal matters affecting the company.
Porter will work in the company's Plano, Texas, headquarters.
MCS also recently hired Jeff Thompson as the new vice president of operations and promoted Dan Hoeh to assistant vice president of operations for the company's Ruston, La., operations center.
Thompson joins MCS from 21st Mortgage Corporation in Knoxville, Tenn., where he worked as a senior credit manager. He will oversee the Ruston center's client service team, recruiting, training and community relations. He also led the recently completed expansion of the Ruston facility, which enlarged the overall site to 22,000 square feet to accommodate up to 180 total employees.
Hoeh will be responsible for monitoring team productivity and working to increase operating efficiency. He joined MCS in July 2008 and has served as an asset preservation coordinator, data and reporting analyst, training lead, supervisor of operations and manager of operations.