Gateway Mortgage Group, an Oklahoma-based mortgage company, has opened its first Louisiana location at 4404 Saint Peters St. in New Orleans.

The new branch is headed by Judy Pelitere, former president of Gulf Coast Bank’s mortgage division. Pelitere has served as president of the New Orleans Mortgage Bankers Association and is a board member of the Louisiana Mortgage Bankers Association.

Gateway Mortgage is based in Tulsa, Okla. The company services more than $5 billion in residential mortgages and offers originations, servicing and correspondent lending.