National MI appoints Michael J. Dirrane Chief Sales Officer

Seasoned veteran of PHH and Fannie Mae has over 30 years of banking and mortgage experience 

EMERYVILLE, CA (February 24, 2015)  National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), a subsidiary of NMI Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ:  NMIH) announced today the appointment of Michael J. Dirrane as senior managing director and chief sales officer of National MI.  Dirrane previously served as National MI’s senior managing director of government relations and managing director of national accounts.

“We are pleased to appoint a chief sales officer with Mike’s knowledge and expertise,” said Jay Sherwood, president of National MI. “His deep sales experience is an important asset to National MI’s leadership team as we continue to make strides in onboarding new customers and expanding our reach in the mortgage insurance industry.”

Prior to joining National MI, Dirrane was an executive vice president with PHH Mortgage, where he headed corporate sales, including retail, private label, wholesale and correspondent lending channels. His prior experience also includes senior management positions with GE Capital Mortgage Insurance, Fannie Mae, and Amerin Guaranty. Dirrane currently serves as vice chairman of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, after serving a 15-year term as chairman.

“I’m excited to take on this role with National MI, a company whose superior terms of trade are restoring investor confidence in the  private mortgage insurance industry,” Dirrane said. “I look forward to working with our lender clients and helping National MI continue to grow.”

National MI has also appointed Sharon Traumuller as senior vice president of national accounts. In her role, Traumuller will be responsible for leading National MI’s sales efforts for the nation’s largest lending institutions, and will report to Dirrane. Prior to joining the company, Traumuller spent 20 years in the mortgage insurance industry with CMAC and GE Capital MI.

Rounding out National MI’s accomplished sales management team is senior vice president Norm Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald joined the company in August of 2014 after successfully growing correspondent lending channels for Nationstar and PHH. Fitzgerald will report to Dirrane.

About National MI
National Mortgage Insurance Corporation (National MI), a subsidiary of NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH), is a U.S.-based, private mortgage insurance company enabling low down payment borrowers to realize home ownership while protecting lenders and investors against losses related to a borrower’s default. To learn more, please visit

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