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Seasoned industry executive to oversee company’s growth in U.S. West region

Toledo, Ohio – June 4, 2019Valuation Partners, a national appraisal management company with access to over 10,000 independent fee appraisers in all 50 states, announced that Karen Herr has joined the company as vice president of its U.S. West region. In her new role, Herr will be responsible for overseeing business development and new client services in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii and Alaska.

Herr has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held executive roles at several large mortgage companies. Most recently, she served as a regional sales manager with PennyMac Loan Services, where she grew and managed client relationships for the company’s correspondent channel in five western states.

“Karen’s years of experience with top-level mortgage lenders and impressive success record speaks for itself,” said William Fall, CEO of Valuation Partners. “She knows what lenders need in a valuation partner, and I have complete confidence that she will have a huge impact on our growth.”

Herr’s prior roles include serving as senior vice president at Mortgage Capital Management, correspondent sales director at Stonegate Mortgage Corporation, and a vice president at JP Morgan Chase’s wholesale and correspondent divisions. Herr began her career as a vice president and underwriting manager at Merrill Lynch Mortgage Capital.

“I am excited to contribute to the strategic growth of Valuation Partners and to be working with such an amazing team,” Herr said. “My goal is to deliver a seamless valuation process for our clients and to ensure they receive the quality, innovation and services they need to achieve the best appraisal results.”

Herr can be reached via email at

About Valuation Partners, LLC
Valuation Partners provides vendor management, appraisal reviews, collateral assessment, broker price opinions, and appraiser-assisted products to the mortgage industry. A subsidiary of the William Fall Group, the company has access to over 10,000 independent fee appraisers in all 50 states as well as over 100 staff appraisers at WFG, the William Fall Group’s staff appraiser division. For more information on Valuation Partners, please visit or contact Lauren Borer at