Leicester resident joins Cornerstone Bank as mortgage loan officer

Heather Pedersen will be based in the bank’s Charlton branch

Heather Pedersen recently joined the lending team at Cornerstone Bank. As vice president mortgage loan officer (MLO), the Leicester resident is responsible for guiding customers through the mortgage application process from pre-approval and product selection to closing.

Heather Pedersen

“We are thrilled to have Heather become the newest member of our exceptionally talented team of MLOs,” said Cornerstone Bank Executive Vice President of Retail Lending Scott Auen.  “We pride ourselves on our ability to help homeowners in our community find the mortgage that meets their specific homebuying needs, and Heather has the professional experience and local knowledge to provide this personalized service.”

Pedersen, who is also a notary public, has nearly a decade of experience as an MLO and more than 25 total years in the banking industry. She began her career as a teller and held several leadership roles, including Retail Banking Officer, before shifting her focus to residential lending.

Pedersen earned a banking certificate from the Center for Financial Training and is an active member of the Realtors Association of Central MA. She serves on its Community Action subcommittee, which supports local charities with donations, volunteer hours and other needs. She also volunteers her time as the coach for Leicester Girls Softball Team and as assistant coach for the Worcester Union traveling softball team.

“I am excited to be able to offer more robust loan options to my customers and work with a team that is driven to maximize the customer experience,” said Pedersen. “I’m lucky to live and work in such a beautiful part of our state, and appreciate the opportunity to help my neighbors find their homes here.”

Pedersen is based in Cornerstone’s Charlton branch, located at 2 Center Depot Road.