For Immediate Release Media Contact: Marcie Casas, GDC
March 21, 2013 210-236-5000
TDECU Celebrates Major Branch Expansion at Houston’s
Marathon Oil Tower
(HOUSTON, TX) — TDECU marked the major expansion of its branch located inside the Marathon Oil Tower in Houston by hosting a celebration for members and the community. The well-attended event included several speeches, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, snacks and door prizes.
Marathon Oil Tower is a 41-story office building located at 5555 San Felipe in Houston’s Galleria area. In 2012, the building underwent a $5 million upgrade. A building tenant since 1991, TDECU invested in the branch by expanding its footprint from 2,281 square-feet to 9,491 square-feet. The branch was relocated to the building’s first floor with five ATMs in high-traffic areas of the one million-square-foot building. The new location offers TDECU’s full suite of service and products including space for its wealth management, insurance and real estate operations. The team members began welcoming members to the new facility in mid-November.
After a moving invocation from TDECU member, Marathon employee and Associate Minister, Torrey Walker of March of Faith Community Church, TDECU President and CEO Stephanie Sherrodd led the ribbon-cutting festivities. She was joined by TDECU Board Chairman Marcus Stephenson, TDECU Regional Vice President Steve Boylan and Marathon Oil’s Vice President of Public Policy, Eileen M. Campbell. TDECU Marathon Branch Manager Ronnie Cortez took to the podium and was showered with applause. The members showed their appreciation and admiration for Cortez, expressing their excitement about the branch’s makeover and access to expanded TDECU services.
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“Houston is a growing market for TDECU and we’re very pleased to be able to help our members and new members to come by bringing them the products and services they need to improve their lives,” said Sherrodd. “We're proud of our role in helping members to purchase their own home, plan for a healthy retirement, and protect their most cherished belongings with the right insurance coverage.”
Founded in 1955, TDECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with 170,000 members and more than $2 billion in assets. TDECU currently has 32 service locations, including 25 branches, and offers a complete selection of convenient, innovative, and competitive products and services, including a full suite of deposit products as well as mortgage, auto and personal loan products, online and mobile banking. TDECU also offers, through its subsidiaries, retirement planning and wealth management, personal and business insurance products, and full title and realty services. Members can also access a nationwide network of over 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs. For more information visit TDECU.org or call 800.839.1154.
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