Realogy Holdings, a residential real estate franchising and brokerage firm, has promoted Dea Benson to the newly created position of senior vice president of enterprise risk management. Additionally, Tim Gustavson has been promoted to succeed Benson as chief accounting officer and controller. Both will report directly to Anthony Hull, chief financial officer and treasurer.
Benson joined the company as chief accounting officer and controller in 2008. She played a pivotal role in Realogy's $1.2 billion initial public offering in 2012. In her new role, Benson will work closely with the executive leadership committee and the board of directors to enhance Realogy's existing ERM function to be a key driver of managing the most significant risks impacting the company's present and future growth.
In his new role as chief accounting officer and controller, Gustavson will oversee all corporate accounting and financial reporting functions, as well as the shared services, treasury, corporate tax and insurance departments. He will work closely with the audit committee of the Realogy board of directors. Gustavson has served as Realogy's assistant corporate controller and vice president of finance since 2008 and for the two prior years as vice president of external reporting. Before joining Realogy, Gustavson spent 16 years in public accounting with the KPMG audit practice serving a diverse client base.