Charter Oak Names Zurowski as New Mortgage Officer

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has named Alicia Zurowski as its new Mortgage Officer.

“Alicia’s very familiar with the housing markets and communities of eastern Connecticut so she knows the right lending products to meet our members’ needs,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “She's joining an already strong mortgage team that’s worked hard to make Charter Oak eastern Connecticut’s Number One mortgage lender, and I’m sure with Alicia’s help we’ll continue our top leadership position again this year.”

Charter Oak now has four Mortgage Officers serving the eastern Connecticut housing market. The Waterford-based credit union has been the Number 1 mortgage lender in New London and Windham counties combined for an unprecedented six consecutive years, according to data from the Boston-based Warren Group. From 2010 through 2015, Charter Oak originated 6,265 mortgages across New London and Windham counties with a combined value exceeding $782 million.

Zurowski, who grew up in Plainfield, is a longtime resident of Griswold. Her extensive underwriting and lending industry experience covers more than 15 years, including eight prior years with Charter Oak where she played an important role in the credit union obtaining its FHA lending designation.

Zurowski can be reached by calling 860.608.4406 or via email at More information is also available by visiting her website at

Charter Oak offers an extensive lineup of mortgage products and services, from conventional and adjustable mortgages to biweekly and jumbo mortgages as well as VA, FHA, USDA and CHFA mortgages. In addition, Charter Oak offers the popular 8-year and 12-year Accelerator mortgages as well as 15-year and 30-year Cost Saver mortgages. The credit union also features home equity loans and lines of credit, and seasonal and investment mortgages.

Charter Oak is eastern Connecticut’s largest credit union with 15 branches in New London and Windham counties, providing one of the largest and most convenient branch networks of any financial institution serving eastern Connecticut. For more information about Charter Oak’s range of products and services, please visit any of our convenient branches, or visit our website at, or contact our Call Center at 860.446.8085 or 800.962.3237. 

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Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Waterford, Connecticut, offers a broad range of financial services – including checking, deposit, lending, insurance and investments – to individuals, businesses, non-profits and professionals in New London and Windham counties. If you live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in New London or Windham counties, we invite you to do business with us. For more information about what Charter Oak can offer you, please visit Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender.