August 07, 2002 11:00 pm

Ron Mumm has joined Steve Wright in the newly opened Eastern Oregon branch of The Mortgage Network Inc., which has offices in the West-Jacobson building on Elm Street.

Mumm begins work at the brokerage firm after four years as a Russian language specialist with the Air Force and four years with Xerox Corporation as marketing manager.

Mumm said he has been involved for the last 30 years in real estate as a broker, developer and financier.

Wright started the business recently after working for another La Grande firm.