Governor Bill Haslam appoints John Simmonds to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Board. Simmonds President /CEO of Southeast Financial Credit Union joins the state board to represent middle Tennessee. John is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a Master Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University . Simmonds has lead the growth of Southern Financial to a 600 million plus dollars state chartered, federally insured credit union with 19 branches and 60,000 members. One of John’s greatest accomplishments has been his mentoring of six former employees into credit union C E O’s .
John has been active in serving the American Cancer Society, the United Way, and the Y.M.C.A.,”John’s dedication and willingness to serve the community is inspirational to all of us at the Hall of Fame” stated Bill Emendorfer Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame President. “John has stepped in and helped with our fund drive efforts from day one.”
John having grown up in the Indiana has a great appreciation for the rich basketball heritage of Indiana and has the desire to be a part of celebrating the sports heritage in Tennessee. John is an avid golfer and community leader. Emendorfer stated, “John is exactly what you want in a board member, the Governor really did an excellent job on appointing John.”
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is located in the Bridgestone Arena . The next major event is the annual Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame to be held on September 28th at The Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club.