PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Service CU a 13-foot Globe Sculpture outside its new 100,000 square-foot headquarters to President/CEO Gordon Simmons at the conclusion of their grand opening ceremonies Tuesday.
The spherical steel representation of the earth is 10-feet in diameter with 3 outer rings at a 13-foot diameter and is situated on the eastside of the new corporate offices. The sculpture was designed by Kim Brandell of Brandell Studios in Key Largo, Florida.
More than 250 attended the event at the credit union’s new LEED certified, corporate offices building.
The dedication plaque reads “Gordon Simmons whose global perspective and visionary leadership has contributed so greatly to Service Credit Union’s growth and success.”
Board of Directors Associate Member Joanne Whiting cited Simmons for his commitment, dedication and leadership. “Assets went from $280 million to over $2 billion. We are the 61st largest credit union in the U.S. We had 70,216 members in 1995 and have more than 168,000 members now,” said Whiting. “Under his watch, Service Credit Union was one of the first of 24 credit unions to introduce a website. Online banking and bill pay was launched. Shared branching, e-statements, guaranteed pay, instantly-issued credit and debit cards, mobile banking, mobile apps, remote check deposit and PopMoney all became a reality under his leadership.”