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50 Years On The Job: Employee Marks Golden Anniversary At Danbury's Cartus

Judy Jensen is congratulated for 50 years of service at Cartus by Dan Fisher, director of operations accounting, and Anat Schneider, manager of Client Finance, Corp F&A, on her big day.
Judy Jensen is congratulated for 50 years of service at Cartus by Dan Fisher, director of operations accounting, and Anat Schneider, manager of Client Finance, Corp F&A, on her big day. Photo Credit: Lou Salvagno
Judy Jensen is celebrating five decades of working at Cartus, which is now based in Danbury.
Judy Jensen is celebrating five decades of working at Cartus, which is now based in Danbury. Photo Credit: Lou Salvagno
The cake for Judy Jensen to celebrate her 50-year work anniversary at Cartus.
The cake for Judy Jensen to celebrate her 50-year work anniversary at Cartus. Photo Credit: Lou Salvagno
Judy Jensen celebrates 50 years of work at Cartus.
Judy Jensen celebrates 50 years of work at Cartus. Photo Credit: Lou Salvagno

DANBURY, Conn. – Nearly a quarter of all employees at Cartus Corp. in Danbury have worked with the relocation company for 15 years or more — but one far surpasses that timespan.

Judy Jensen, of Newtown, an accounts receivable analyst with a quick wit and varied background, celebrated her 50th anniversary with Cartus this month, surrounded by co-workers bearing cake, gifts and well-deserved recognition.

When Jensen joined Cartus in 1967, she worked in a small, quiet, second-floor office in Darien. Computer technology was years away — she typed equity checks by hand.

Over the years, she held positions in accounts payable, collections/billing, and accounts receivable before landing in her current role. She moved with Cartus along the way, when the company relocated its headquarters to the current Danbury location in 1993.

“The change is what’s constant,” said Jensen. “It keeps the brain from rotting.”

According to Jensen, technology has enabled her and her co-workers to handle higher work volumes and larger portfolios efficiently. More services are offered, including enhanced compliance controls. Individual roles and job descriptions at Cartus have become more specialized over the years, too, she said.

In addition to work, Jensen has led an interesting personal life, as well. She is a founding member of Cartus’ photography club, Shutterbugs; loves Dr. Who; has been a pyro-technician for 26 years – transitioning from hand-lit fireworks to electronic setups during the span of time – and once held a black belt in Judo.

“Judy, like all of our employees, brings so much to the company, both personally and professionally,” said Amy Meichner, senior vice president of human resources. “We take pride in creating a collaborative environment and company culture, and we believe that’s why so many of our employees choose to stay here as long as they do. Fifty years is a long time; we’re glad Judy’s chosen to spend it with us here at Cartus.”

For more than 60 years, Cartus has provided a full spectrum of relocation services. It is part of Realogy Holdings Corp. For more information, visit www.cartus.com .

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