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Veterans United Home Loans recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America

January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo.- Veterans United Home Loans was recognized as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America. The national lender focuses on VA Home Loans and is one of 50 companies awarded the honor. The annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.

"This marks our fifth year recognizing incredible, employee-focused companies that are changing the way the world works, and we're excited to honor them with this award," said Cheryl Kerrigan, Vice President of Employee Success at Achievers. "These companies are setting the benchmark for standards in employee engagement by making engaging, aligning and recognizing employees a top priority, which sets them apart from their competition."

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Award panel of judges evaluated each applicant based on the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement: Communication, Leadership, Culture, Rewards and Recognition, Professional and Personal Growth, Accountability and Performance, Vision and Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The judges included representation from organizations such as the Society of Human Resource Management, Human Capital Institute and Human Resource Executive.

"Support for the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement is a direct reflection of the efforts made by our entire Veterans United family," said Amanda Andrade, chief people officer at Veterans United. "When we look around our company we see employees who continually grow, develop and evolve to meet the changing needs of our business and customers. Thank you to Achievers for building a process that highlights commitments to an enhanced work environment and better outcomes through engagement."

Veterans United will be honored alongside other recipients for the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Award at the awards gala on March 11, 2015 at the Bellagio Las Vegas. Other winners include: 3M Canada, Cisco Services Platforms Group, HP Software Professional Services, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Inc.

About Achievers.

Achievers delivers the only true cloud-based Employee Success Platform that enables remarkable business success. Designed specifically to meet the complex needs of today's changing, modern workplace, it is the most engaging software specifically designed to engage, align and recognize employees. It is software employees love to use every day in over 110 countries. Achievers is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Learn how your company can change the way the world works at

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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  • The New York Times
  • INC 500


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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