New Brighton, Minn (April 9, 2013) – CU Title Services President, Steve Albers, celebrates his 20th anniversary at CU Companies, a credit union service organization, this year. Albers began his career at CU Companies as a temporary employee assigned to opening mortgage loans and has grown to become an important leader and team player in the industry and at the company.
CU Companies has seen a lot of growth since Albers began his career at CU Companies in 1992. Four business units were added (Realty, 1996; Title Services, 1997; Preferred Investments, 2000; Business Lending, 2004), but what Albers considers CU Companies greatest success is its' dedication to every member and customer. "In a mortgage industry that has taken its lumps in the past five years, we have always tried to do our right by the member or customer," says Albers. "We certainly aren't perfect, but we aren't in the business just to close loans; we want people to be comfortable with their homes."
Reflecting on his time at CU Companies, Albers believes it has provided him with the stability that is needed in this day and age. "I feel like CU Companies has my personal growth in mind when I come to work each day. I am fortunate enough to attend workshops and classes to help better my management skills, as well as learn from others in a collaborative way that will only make me a better employee," says Albers.
After four months in a temporary position, Albers was hired full time. Over the years he served as a closing coordinator, closing/post closing coordinator, secondary marketing manager, and then in 1997 was promoted to his current position as president over the CU Title business unit.