Gordon Simmons joined Service Credit Union in 1974. Before becoming President of Service, he served in various capacities, to include the direct management of three branch office locations throughout various points in his career, Vice President – Overseas Operations, and Senior Vice President.
He is dedicated to excellence, professionalism, support of the credit union movement and furthering the initiatives of all credit unions.
Gordon served as President/CEO and Treasurer/Secretary of the Board of Directors of Service Credit Union, headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from 1995 – 2015. Gordon Simmons Service Credit Union leader for 41 years brought a lot to the table.
Service Credit Union had more than $2.7 billion in assets upon his retirement in 2015 and was the largest New Hampshire based credit union, the largest state chartered financial institution in New Hampshire and the 60th largest in the United States out of more than 6,000 credit unions.
Service Credit Union had 52 branch offices, 34 of which are in New Hampshire, one in Falmouth, Massachusetts, one in North Dakota at Grand Forks Air Force Base, a Virtual Branch and 15 additional offices in Germany that exclusively served U.S.
Air Force and Army military members.
Upon his becoming President/CEO in January 1995, Service Credit Union offered basically savings, checking and loans.
Through the introduction of technology driven products and services, Gordon led improvements that afforded Service Credit Union’s vast membership, spread around the world, 24/7 continual service and access to their financial accounts.
His product additions and accomplishments made the credit union relevant and viable, and a stiff competitor in the financial industry.
Mr. Simmons graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Business and the University of Utah with a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Quantitative Analysis.
Gordon Simmons served as Director and Chairman of the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC); Chairman of the America’s Credit Union Museum Foundation; Board Chairman of the New Hampshire Credit Union League (NHCUL); and Chairman of the Armed Forces Financial Network, LLC. (AFFN).
He also served as Chairman of the New Hampshire Credit Union League’s Marketing and Shared Branching committees, Chairman of the league’s Federal Legislative and Audit Committees and has also served on the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) Region I Advisory Committee.
Born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, he has more than 45 years of credit union experience, and spent many years overseas in direct contact with Air Force and Army command headquarters, military community leaders and commanders as well as Department of Defense liaisons in Washington, D.C.
He was a founding member and served on the European Credit Union Coordination Committee [ECUCC] and was a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers [ASMC] as well as the Association of the United States Army [AUSA].
Gordon served his country in the Army Finance Corps with specific expertise in Finance Plans and Operations. Upon leaving active military duty, he was employed in Accounting and Finance for the State of Pennsylvania, where he obtained permanent civil service status.
He began his credit union career in February 1970 with Redstone Federal Credit Union in Stuttgart, Germany.
Gordon Simmons Service Credit Union leader for 41 years is now retired and is shared his years of experience and knowledge on this website.