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2020 Annual Meeting Announcement

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held by audio conference call at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on March 22, 2021.

Attendance Instructions:

Please complete the form below and we will reach out by email with instructions to join the week of March 16, 2021.

This being the first Annual Meeting of the membership since the credit union became federally chartered, all seven Director positions are up for appointment. Below are the seven nominations, presented by Service Credit Union’s Nominating Committee. There are seven nominations being presented for the seven Director positions, and the nominations are for staggered terms so that each year going forward, only two or three Director positions will be up for election.

Nominees for Service Credit Union’s Board of Directors:

James Fishbein for a term of 1 year – James Fishbein has served on the Service Credit Union Board of Directors since 2015. He has also served on the Service Credit Union Credit Committee from 2001 until 2004 and the Service Credit Union Supervisory Committee from 2004 until 2015. Dr. Fishbein maintains a private dental practice in Portsmouth, NH. Dr. Fishbein dedicates considerable time to attending continuing education courses. He has studied at the renowned Pankey Institute, and is a member of the Seacoast Implant Study Club, The Seacoast Periodontal Study Club, and the Seacoast Esthetic Dentistry Association. Dr. Fishbein has also served on the board of directors of the Richie McFarland Children’s Center. 

Scott Wensley for a term of 2 years – Scott Wensley currently serves on the Service Credit Union Board of Directors as Vice Chair. He previously served as Treasurer from 2016-2020. Scott is a member of the Executive Committee and a volunteer on the credit union’s ALM Committee. He previously served on the Credit Committee from 2015 – 2016.

Scott was employed by Service Credit Union for 31 years beginning in 1982. He was hired as the Accounting Supervisor. During his tenure, he subsequently served as accounting manager and controller in the mid to late 1980s until being named Vice President of Finance in 1990. In the mid-1990s, Scott was promoted to Service Credit Union’s first-ever Chief Financial Officer.

As CFO Scott managed an investment portfolio at times exceeding a half billion dollars. His other primary responsibilities included oversight of Asset Liability Management (ALM), financial reporting, reporting to NCUA regulators, serving as Chair the ALM and Share/Loan Pricing Committees and managing the credit union’s relationship with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He takes exceptional pride in never having a material finding from an independent audit.

A native of Dover, NH and currently a Rochester, NH resident, Scott attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover and then received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire. He is still an avid fan of the UNH Wildcat sports teams, enthusiastically supporting the UNH football, basketball and ice hockey teams. He was instrumental in establishing Service Credit Union’s partnership with the UNH Wildcats.

Susan Desjardins for a term of 3 years – Major General (Ret.) Susan Y. Desjardins served in the United States Air Force for more than three decades. She held leadership positions at every level during a highly-decorated career that included tours of duty at Major Command Headquarters, Headquarters Air Force, the Joint Staff, and US Strategic Command Headquarters. A command pilot, she accumulated more than 3,800 flying hours in transport and tanker aircraft. She also served as Commandant of Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She retired from the Air Force in 2012 as the Director of Plans and Policy, United States Strategic Command, where she was responsible for the development of the nation’s strategic war plan and for contingency planning for global strike missions. 

Since retiring, she has been a consultant for Project Air Force with the RAND Corporation and is a Governing Trustee of the Falcon Foundation, which supports military prep school scholarships for young men and women desiring to attend the Air Force Academy. She also served her community as past President of the Board of Governors of the American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH, and is currently serving as the National Defense Committee Chair of the Exeter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Exeter Health Resources whose affiliates include Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians and Rockingham County VNA and Hospice. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Riverwoods, a long term care facility. She was recently elected to serve on National Board of Directors, Daedalians, an organization advocating air and space power and honoring those who flew and who fly in defense of our nation.

Daniel Egan for a term of 3 years – Daniel Egan has served on the Service Credit Union Board of Directors since 2017. He formerly served as the President of the New Hampshire Credit Union League, Massachusetts Credit Union League, and the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island, retiring in 2013 after three decades of service. Under Mr. Egan’s leadership, the league provided professional development, business solutions, legislation and regulation, public advocacy, education and training. The league also was the primary means through which credit unions share resources and ideas in keeping with the cooperative nature of the credit union movement.

He is the past Chairman of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues, is a Board member of the Filene Research Institute, the America’s Credit Union Museum Foundation, and the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Committee. He served as a member on the Board of Directors of the Credit Union National Association and its subsidiary corporations for 9 years. He also served a two-year term as Chairman of the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC).

Joanne Whiting, Director for a term of 1 year – Joanne Whiting has served on the Service Credit Union Board of Directors since 2010. She also served on the Service Credit Union Credit Committee from 2004-2005, and then was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2005 where she served until 2010. Ms. Whiting was the Executive Vice President/Chief Advocacy Officer/General Counsel of the Wisconsin Credit Union League from September 2005 until January of 2015, when she retired. Ms. Whiting was also in private legal practice in Wisconsin, where she served credit unions and state and national credit union trade association clients and provided employment law advice to corporate clients. She and her husband have spent significant time in central Tanzania where they volunteer with Bega Kwa Bega, an NGO that facilitates partnerships between Lutheran churches there and in America.

Michael McMahon, Director for a term of 2 years – Michael McMahon has served on the Service Credit Union Board of Directors since March 2020. He previously served on the Service Credit Union Supervisory Committee from 2011 until 2020. He served on the Seacoast Credit Union Board of Directors beginning in 2001 before the credit union merged into Service Credit Union in 2011. During his time on the Board of Directors, he served four years as its chairman. Mr. McMahon is captain on the Hampton Fire Department where he started as a firefighter paramedic from 1996 until 2006, when he was promoted.

He has served as president and treasurer for Professional Firefighters of Hampton, IAFF Local 2334. He is a past president and treasurer of Hampton Fire Department Supervisory Association, IAFF Local 3017. Mr. McMahon has been a member of the Professional Firefighters, Police Officers and Public Employees (PFPOPE) 457 Plan Investment Committee since 1999. He serves on the New Hampshire Retirement System’s independent Investment Committee and was a member of the Decennial Retirement Commission, a commission of the NH General Court, in 2017. He also serves as a trustee for the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire. He is chairman and a member of the finance council of the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish in Hampton. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he is Deputy Grand Knight.

Clifford N. Taylor, Director for a term of 1 year – Clifford N. Taylor has served on the Service Credit Union Board of Directors since 1980. Before serving on the Board of Directors, Mr. Taylor spent two years on the Supervisory Committee from 1978 to 1980.

Besides his 40 years volunteering at Service Credit Union, Mr. Taylor is a past president of the Portsmouth Rotary Club and is a current Director Emeritus. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow by the club. He is a former president of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, and also served 10 years on the Economic Development Committee. Mr. Taylor volunteered on the Board of the local Salvation Army and on the Board of Directors for the Daniel Webster Council Boy Scouts of America.

Additional Nominations by Petition:

  • There may be nominations for directors by petition signed by at least 500 members, accompanied by a signed certificate with the nomination petition that they are agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected. 
  • One must also submit a statement of qualifications and bio with the petition, similar to the above.
  • The closing date to receive nominations by petition is February 11, 2021.
  • There will be no nominations from the floor
  • Nominations may be submitted by mailing the above information to Service Credit Union at the below address or emailing to scu@servicecu.org with the subject line ATTN: Board Nominating Committee.

ATTN: Board Nominating Committee
Service Credit Union
3003 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth, NH 03801