TROY, Mich., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Shore, one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing independent mortgage lenders, has announced the promotion of Erin Castro to the position of Consumer Advocate. In support of the company mission to form a more perfect mortgage world where borrowers dream of homeownership is realized, the new role is a first in the industry where a company has a defined a dedicated leader and team to protect borrowers and ensure that heightened measures are in place throughout the mortgage lending process. It is indicative of United Shore's unwavering commitment to serving in the best interests of consumers.
As an industry leader setting the standard for high-quality lending and world-class client service, Castro will lead a team that keeps a pulse on consumer protection laws and serves as a filter for all product development, client service and the mortgage lending process to ensure that borrowers are treated equally and fairly in the mortgage application process.
Castro, a three-year member of the team, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and specializes in corporate governance and employment law. She has served as United Shore's deputy general counsel since November 2011.
"We are a company built for the people – our team members, our clients, our borrowers," said Mat Ishbia, United Shore CEO. "Erin's promotion is more than her outstanding reputation and body of work; it represents our organization's commitment to being the most trusted company for people aspiring to home ownership."
This newly established position follows the creation of Chief People Officer and Chief Digital Officer roles, held by Laura Lawson and Justin Glass, respectively. United Shore prides itself in setting the standard for people, relationships and service – efforts that have been recognized by several notable awards, including: Crain's 2014 Cool Place to Work in Michigan; Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Metro Detroit; "Best of the Best Overall" by Best and Brightest; Detroit Free Press "Top Workplace"; and an Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Company.
About United Shore
Founded in 1986, United Shore is one of the largest, coolest and fastest-growing independent mortgage lenders in the United States. It is home to United Wholesale Mortgage, the top lender among more of America's independent mortgage brokers. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, United Shore employs 1,200 team members. In addition to receiving the Cool Places to Work award, United Shore has also been named the "Best of the Best" Overall Company to Work For in Michigan, Top Workplace, and Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Company, and a National Best and Brightest Company. For more information, visit unitedshore.com.
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