Site-Four LLC’s 10th anniversary celebration was held on July 28th with a ribbon cutting and open house for clients and those interested in learning more about the CUSO. Site-Four welcomed over 40 individuals to their event, including State Representatives from Yankton County, founding board and staff members, CEOs from surrounding credit unions, and other members of the local community.
PHOTO L to R Board Managers: Janet Mount, CEO of Vermillion FCU; Larry Hayes, CEO of CU*NorthWest; Derrick Smith, COO of CU*South; David Wordhouse, Executive VP of Technology; and April Tompkins, CEO of Explorers FCU.
"We were especially excited to see Dave Wright, one of the founders of Site-Four in attendance," said April Tompkins, Site-Four Board Manager and CEO of Explorers CU. “One of the unique factors of Site-Four is the building itself. The Site-Four data center was built using reinforced concrete in its walls and ceiling to ensure it can withstand even the most extreme of weather conditions,” she explained.
Site-Four performs data processing for over 100 credit unions across the country. Explorers Credit Union created the Site-Four CUSO in 2012; at that time, it was a wholly owned CUSO. It provides disaster recovery services for credit unions by offering a secure, offsite location. Today, Site-Four also performs a variety of daily and monthly operations and processes for its credit union owners.
The CUSO has grown over the years, and now there are five owners – which are CU*Answers, CU*Northwest, CU*South, Vermillion FCU, and Explorers CU. The business is still located in Yankton, SD, a thriving community of 15,000 residents situated along the scenic Missouri River, a premier vacation destination during the summer months and bustling with outdoor activities.
“It is impressive to see such a state-of-the-art facility in Yankton, something that I didn’t even know existed,” remarked Jeff Schmidt, CEO of Voyage FCU (Sioux Falls, SD). He continued, “It proves that collaboration among credit unions can lead to unlimited accomplishments. The open house was an enjoyable event, and I am glad I got to learn how the Site-Four CUSO serves credit unions across the country. Congratulations to all involved!” he concluded.
Alan Rogers, CEO of Site-Four, was happy with the reactions of many of the guests. “I was extremely pleased with the turnout and enjoyed meeting and speaking with a number of the guests,” he shared. “It was also very heartening to listen to the stories from one of our own online credit unions, about how Site-Four played a significant part in their own disaster recovery efforts. Because of what we do here, they were not only able to continue to serve their credit union members, but the community at large. We do it day in and day out, so it is easy for us to take it all for granted and make it look easy – but we have every reason to be proud of what we have accomplished and the work we do here every day.”
If you would like to learn more about Site-Four, feel free to contact April Tompkins or Alan Rogers with any questions!
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