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Sherry Burlette Joins First Choice Loan Services Inc.

Sherry Bowers-Burlette | Mortgage Loan Originator | NMLS# 468640

NORTH SHORE, LA (June 20, 2019) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company announces the addition of Sherry Burlette as a senior loan originator based in North Shore, Louisiana.

Beginning in the mortgage industry in 1998, Burlette served as a mortgage loan originator with Chase Bank, Home Bank, Bank of England and Regions Bank before joining First Choice Loan Services.

Burlette discovered several reasons to move to First Choice Loan Services.

“Originating mortgages provides me a wonderful opportunity to truly connect with my borrowing families. I approach each home loan with a focus on the unique needs my clients bring. Through providing them customized service, I’m able to help them make strides towards achieving their long-term financial goals,” said Burlette. “The client-centric emphasis I bring to my work mirrors the core value of ‘service beyond belief’ held by First Choice Loan Services. I knew once I learned of the company’s unwavering devotion to those they serve that this was the best choice for a professional home for me. I’m excited to see how this professional move will enhance and build on the ways I work with my borrowers and business partners.”

Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is excited to have Burlette become a part of the First Choice Loan Services loan origination team.

“We are so glad to welcome Sherry to the First Choice family. She comes to us at a time of incredible momentum. This year, First Choice Loan Services has earned amazing accolades, including being listed as a ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine and ranking among the ‘Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America’ by Mortgage Executive Magazine,” said Iley. “With Sherry now a part of our team, we’re confident this success will continue and even grow. We’re excited to support Sherry as she continues to exceptionally serve the home buyers and homeowners of the New Orleans metropolitan area as well as those in Mississippi.”

Burlette earned a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of New Orleans. She is a member of Women’s Council of Realtors, National Association of Professional Mortgage Women, and New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors. Burlette can be reached at or by calling (504) 415-5353.




About First Choice Loan Services Inc.

First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas and New York. With 34 locations across 12 states and close to 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Products and services not offered in state of New York. To learn more about First Choice, visit or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal.   To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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