CU Members Mortgage Promotes Melissa Cruz as New Western Regional Loan Officer Manager

February 04, 2019

CU Members Mortgage Promotes Melissa Cruz as New Western Regional Loan Officer Manager

CU Members Mortgage, a division of Colonial Savings, F.A., continues to enhance their lending team by promoting Melissa Cruz as the new West Coast Loan Officer Manager to better serve credit unions and internal staff. 

As the Loan Officer Manager, Cruz will grow internal teams to better serve credit unions. She will enhance the member experience with greater member education throughout the lending process and amplify communication by increasing touchpoint awareness and implementing new communication tactics for the team. Cruz will also focus on building credit union relationships by focusing on mortgage lending strategies that will grow production for individual credit unions and loan officers.

Cruz is a long-time employee of CU Members, beginning her career here in 2006. In this time, she’s held several positions within the division including loan officer. She is a multi-year President’s Club winner, exceeding $20 million in production several years in a row, and is personally focused on growing communities of homeownership across the country.

“As a long time employee of CU Members, Melissa knows what it takes to ensure that the member receives the very best service,” said Steve Hewins, Senior Vice-President of CU Members Mortgage. “This position is perfect for Melissa to extend her expert skills in communication, sales and training to more of our loan officers and our credit unions. We are excited to have her in this essential role and look forward to seeing growth in the Western Region.”

About CU Members Mortgage Established in 1982 as a division of Colonial Savings, F.A. a federally chartered thrift, Dallasbased CU Members Mortgage provides comprehensive mortgage services to credit unions and CUSOs nationwide. CU Members Mortgage originates FHA, VA, USDA and conventional loans. With a portfolio of $25 billion, Colonial is one of the largest servicers of mortgage loans in the United States. The company is privately held and has offices located nationwide. For more information, visit


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