Elevations Credit Union adds three to mortgage team

FORT COLLINS, CO (April 4, 2017) — Elevations Credit Union announces the addition of three industry veterans to its growing mortgage department.

Mark Sööt joins Elevations Credit Union as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Sööt brings over 20 years of mortgage lending experience in the Boulder area. Mark earned a bachelor’s in marketing and a master’s of business administration in finance from the University of Colorado and has lived in Boulder since 1981. Mark will begin at the credit union’s Diagonal Highway branch, but will eventually be based at the newly announced downtown Boulder branch located at 13th and Walnut.

Elevations also welcomes Susie Kiesling, Mortgage Loan Officer, to its team. Kiesling has been working in the mortgage industry for over 35 years and before coming to Elevations, worked at Premier Mortgage Group as a Senior Loan Officer. Kiesling will be based at Elevations’ new Larimer County mortgage loan office at 4650 Royal Vista Circle in Windsor.

Ed Hermsen joins Elevations as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Hermsen has been a Colorado Front Range mortgage loan officer for over 14 years. Hermsen earned a bachelor’s in real estate finance from Chadron State College and previously worked at 1st City Mortgage as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Like Kiesling, Hermsen will be based at Elevations’ mortgage loan office in Windsor.

“Closing 2016 as the top credit union residential mortgage lender in Colorado, we’re incredibly excited to bring three more top notch Mortgage Loan Officers to our team,” said Elizabeth Million, Elevations Vice President of Mortgage Lending. “Sööt, Kiesling and Hermsen all bring extensive knowledge of the Front Range market and will provide the very best service possible to the communities we serve.”

Mark Sööt

Susie Kiesling

Ed Hermsen

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Elevations provides a broad portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, mortgage loans, credit cards, auto loans, home equity lines of credit, student loans, business loans and financial planning. Founded in 1953 as the U of C Federal Credit Union in Boulder, Elevations has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with more than 125,000 members that manages more than $1.9 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. In 2014, Elevations earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2015 and 2016, Elevations was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado in the large company category. Readers of local newspapers name Elevations “Best Bank/Financial Institution,” “Best Mortgage Lender” and “Best Customer Service” year after year. To learn more, visit


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