Safeguard Properties Announces Five Management Appointments
Safeguard Properties announced the following appointment and promotions within its management team:
Jennifer Anspach, promoted to assistant vice president of human capital. Anspach is responsible for the company’s national workforce of approximately 2,000 employees. She manages recruitment strategies, employee relations, personnel policies, retention, and benefits programs. Anspach joined the company in April 2009 as a manager of accounting and finance and a year later was promoted to director. Anspach is a graduate of Youngstown State University.
Jen Jozity, named assistant vice president of inspections, REO and property preservation operations. Jozity has demonstrated the ability to deliver consistent results in order audit and order management. Along with her management team, she will build upon these strengths in order to deliver this level of excellence in both REO and property preservation operations. Jozity joined Safeguard in 1997 and was promoted to director of inspections operations in 2009 and assistant vice president of inspections operations in 2012. Jozity graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in business.
Amy Nauer, named assistant vice president of IT portfolio management. Nauer is moving into an IT/operations liaison role and will use her operations experience to ensure alignment of business priorities and IT resources. She joined Safeguard in 1998 as a property preservation updater and has progressed through positions including team lead, manager, director of property preservation/REO operations, and most recently, assistant vice president of property preservation/REO operations in 2013. Nauer attended the University of Akron.
Gretchen Fri, APR, recently joined Safeguard as director of corporate communications. Fri is responsible for Safeguard’s communications and public relations functions. Prior to joining Safeguard, Fri was director of communications at InfoCision Management Corp., in Akron, Ohio. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Fri is accredited in public relations and serves as secretary on the board of directors for the East Central District of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She also is past president of the Akron Area PRSA Chapter.
Joseph Haug, promoted to director of Safeguard’s Service Center. He is responsible for overseeing call center operations, which consists of property preservation/REO customer service, the securing authorization call center (SACC), vendor contact center and inspections customer service. He was instrumental in implementing Safeguard’s call recording software, Call Copy. Haug joined Safeguard in 2012 as the manager of SACC. Haug attended California Lutheran University, is a member of the Help Desk Institute and is a certified Help Desk Manager through STI Knowledge.
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Safeguard Properties is the largest mortgage field services company in the U.S. Founded in 1990 by Robert Klein and based in Valley View, Ohio, the company inspects and maintains defaulted and foreclosed properties for mortgage servicers, lenders, and other financial institutions. Safeguard employs approximately 1,700 people, in addition to a network of thousands of contractors nationally. Website: www.safeguardproperties.com.