Meet Sue Mohr, assistant vice president of mortgage production at Centris Federal Credit Union (

Tell us a little about your business. – I am part of the mortgage department at Centris. We provide mortgage lending solutions, from the first-time homebuyer to the established purchaser buying a milliondollar home. The credit union philosophy is a bit different than those of other lending institutions. Because of this, we often can think outside the box to create programs and promotions to help our members in any kind of market while still adhering to Fannie Mae Guidelines. There are many advantages to using a credit union not only for your mortgage, but for your full-service banking. I encourage all people buying or refinancing to check with Centris before you make your final decision and lock a loan.

How did you get started in the business? – My sister was the president of a title and closing company. She hired me to come in and learn the industry and then wanted me to do marketing and relationship building for the company. After several years in title and closing, I was approached by a credit union to come to work directly for them and build an in-house closing program and do marketing and relationship building for them. My career ended up advancing and I was moved to VP Real Estate Lending.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Being in the real estate industry is always a challenge. This has to do with ever-changing market trends, currently a lack of inventory, and varying interest rates. Also, in certain trends I have experienced a lack of infrastructure for developers to move forward to add inventory to the market.

Tell us a little about your family. – I married my high school sweetheart, and we have been married for almost 40 years. We have two grown daughters and two son-in-laws who put up with them, along with two amazing grandsons who keep us laughing and on our toes.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – When we moved to Chattanooga, TN for a job opportunity for my husband. I had to leave a company I really loved, but this change eventually led me back to Omaha and another rewarding career path.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I like to do long weekend trips. This could include a drive to KC to see the Royals play or hopping on a plane and heading to wherever Southwest has a great flight deal for a couple of days. Our “kids” going with us is a bonus.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Genuine. What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – I am passionate about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. My youngest sister was diagnosed with Leukemia at a young age. She beat the odds and has been in remission for 20 years. My brother-in-law was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. After a courageous battle, he passed away at an early age of 60. Recently, another one of my siblings has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

What is your favorite movie? Mrs. Doubtfire.

What is your favorite local restaurant? – Romeo’s is a crowd favorite! If I want a fine dining experience, I have to choose 801 Chophouse.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Oprah Winfrey. I have always admired how she overcame such adversity in her life.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? (402) 758-6039;