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12.10.2018 / Gateway Awards

Gateway Mortgage Group Named Top Place to Work

JENKS, Okla.Dec. 10, 2018 – Gateway Mortgage Group, a full-service mortgage company licensed in 40 states and the District of Columbia, was named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Oklahoman. The honor is based on employee feedback gathered through a survey which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.

Gateway was one of just 80 organizations to make this year’s list, marking the company’s fifth time to receive this recognition.

“The award is especially meaningful as it was our employees who voted for us to be one of The Oklahoman’s Top Workplaces,” said Gateway CEO Stephen Curry. “Gateway team members go the extra mile every day. We cannot thank them enough for their hard work and dedication to making us the best full-service mortgage company in the country.”

A third-party research partner, Energage, administered the survey. Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage, said becoming a Top Workplace is an organizational achievement that cannot be bought, only earned.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” Claffey said. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results.”

In addition to the honor, the survey results provide valuable insight to help managers boost employee productivity and engagement.

Michelle Choquette, Gateway’s chief human resources officer, said the company always seeks ways to support team members.

“Gateway is more than a mortgage company, we are a family,” Choquette said. “We strive to cultivate a healthy workplace environment where employees are encouraged and empowered to improve processes and develop important relationships with each other. This award is evidence we are on the right track.”

The Top Workplaces rankings were announced Dec. 9 in a special section of The Oklahoman.

About Gateway First Bank 

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation.  Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 160 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees.  Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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