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MSGCU announces appointment of Christina Ayar and Denise Brooks-Williams to Board of Directors

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (May 13, 2021) — Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) announced the appointment of two additional Board of Directors, Christina Ayar, Director, Macomb Community College Foundation, and Denise Brooks-Williams, Senior Vice President, CEO, Henry Ford Health System, North Market. Both bring a wealth of experience and expertise to MSGCU.

“The board understands the importance of teamwork rooted in collaboration and focusing on our mission to best serve our members. Our financial strength helps us to shape a positive outlook for the organization and our members. Christina and Denise bring a diverse range of outlooks, experience and problem-solving skills, which align nicely with our present MSGCU board,” said Pete Gates, MSGCU President/CEO.

Ayar joins the MSGCU Board of Directors with 13 years of experience in leading fund development and annual giving initiatives at educational institutions, including the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. As the Director of the Macomb Community College Foundation and Chief Fundraiser, she oversees all MCC Foundation restricted and endowed scholarship program funds, events and communications, the Board of Directors, and the Board of Community Directors. She is an accomplished leader with an impressive list of results in shaping the financial growth and sustainability of the institutions she has served.

Ayar is a member of numerous professional committees, including Macomb Community College Strategic Plan 2025 Work Team, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Macomb’s Innovation Awards Committee, and serves on the Executive Board of MCAAP-UAW Local 2411. She is a graduate of Wayne State University where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Agency Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with university and departmental honors.

Brooks-Williams brings more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, including operations, finance, business development, marketing, and program implementation. As Senior Vice President, CEO, of Henry Ford Health System, North Market, she oversees the System’s $1.1 billion operation located in southeastern Michigan’s six northern counties, including 5,000 employees and physicians. She is responsible for growth, market performance, service expansion, and consumer experience.

With an extensive list of affiliations and honors, Brooks-Williams has served on the boards for New Detroit, Detroit Music Hall, Friends of African and African American Art, Bon Secours Health, Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executive and the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned a Masters of Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Both will be valuable contributors in shaping MSGCU’s journey to promote financial success for its members.

Christina Ayar

Denise Brooks-Williams

About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union

Founded by a small group of educators, MSGCU has been providing quality financial services to the communities they serve for 70 years and welcomes everyone in Michigan to bank with them. MSGCU offers a full range of loan, deposit, checking, credit card, mortgage, and insurance products for those that live in Michigan. With 22 branch offices in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties, MSGCU has more than 145,000 members, $3.6 billion in assets, and has earned a 97% member satisfaction rating for more than 20 years. MSGCU has also earned five stars (the highest rating) from Bauer Financial for more than 30 years, and has been honored as a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the past 11 consecutive years. MSGCU is insured by NCUA and an equal housing lender. Visit for more information.


Tricia Marion
Marketing Communications Specialist II
Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
4555 Investment Drive
Troy, MI 48098
P: (586) 263-8800, ext. 519

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