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Achievers names Veterans United one of its Elite 8 for its commitment to vision and values

September 19, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. Veterans United Home Loans, a full-service VA lender, is proud to announce Achievers, an industry leader in employee recognition and rewards solutions, named it one of the Elite 8 for its 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. The Elite 8 distinction recognizes the eight companies that received the highest scores for each of the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement the criteria used to determine the Most Engaged Workplaces winners. Veterans United received the highest score in the Vision & Values element.

"Our values serve as our road-map at Veterans United," said CEO Nate Long, Veterans United Home Loans. Everything we do within our company we try to ensure we are thinking about them. For us these aren't just words on a piece of paper, it is who we are as people and as a company. Receiving this recognition is both an honor and a testament to our employees' commitment of living by these values they created together and a focus on truly enhancing the lives of the Veterans we serve, our community and each other.

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate top employers in North America that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces, as evaluated by judging panel of employee engagement academics, thought leaders and influencers. Among the 50 companies selected as winners, the judging panel selected eight companies that represent the best of the best, with regards to the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement.

The Elite 8 and all 50 Most Engaged Workplaces award winners were officially recognized during the annual awards gala that was held this year at the Steam Whistle Brewery in downtown Toronto. Additional information can be found at:

Veterans United was also recently named one of the country's Best Workplaces for Women and also ranked No. 30 in the 2016 Top 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

Veterans United Facts

  • $25.8 billion
    in loans financed in 2020
  • No. 33 on the 100 Best Companies to Work for List
    published by Great Place to Work and Fortune in 2021
  • More than $87 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • More than 4,700 employees
    in more than 20 states

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Media Team

John Quin
Director of Communications, Veteran
(800) 814-1103 ext. 4540

Chris Cline
Senior Media Relations Specialist
(573) 817-4523

Meet The Expert

Chris Birk, Director of Education at Veterans United Chris Birk
Author, The Book on VA Loans

Chris is the nation’s leading expert on VA Loan benefits. He authored The Book on VA Loans in 2011, and maintains the VA Loans Insider blog. His analysis and articles have appeared at a host of sites and publications, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, USA Today, the Houston Chronicle and more. Members of the media may request a free copy of The Book on VA Loans to learn more about the VA loan program.

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