MSUFCU recognized with ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award

Credit Union honored for ensuring women have opportunities for leadership roles

EAST LANSING, MI (April 11, 2019) — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) was recognized March 28, 2019, with an award from ATHENA Award® Program for Organizational Leadership. This is based on its commitment to support female professionals, such as appointing women into management positions, and donating to community organizations.

“We are honored to receive this award in recognition of our history of hiring and promoting women into leadership roles,and our commitment to the community,” said April Clobes, President/CEO of MSUFCU. “Seventy percent of management positions at MSUFCU are held by women, which is reflective of overall employee base—70% of which are women.”

The ATHENA Award Program recognizes organizations for professional excellence, providing valuable service to their communities, and assisting women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills. The Credit Union also helps strengthen communities by providing education and resources to underserved populations, creating sustainable programs, and empowering others to make a positive difference.

April Clobes, MSUFCU’s President/CEO, receives the Athena Award for Organizational Leadership from members of the Athena Award Program committee.

About Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)

Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards, including being named a Best Credit Union to Work For® by American Banker for the fifth year, a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for 11 consecutive years, a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winner for six consecutive years, and was named one of the top five Michigan credit unions in Forbes’ Best-in-State Credit Unions 2021 list. MSUFCU was named a Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune Magazine two consecutive years and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for nine consecutive years. MSUFCU has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association, earning first place for the people-helping-people philosophy Louise Herring Award. MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, Mich., has 22 branches, nearly 325,000 members, more than $6.7 billion in assets, and nearly 1,000 employees. For more information, visit


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