MSUFCU’s Clobes receives Detroit Free Press Leadership Award

EAST LANSING, MI (October 13, 2016) — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) is pleased to announce the selection of April Clobes, its President/CEO, as the recipient of the 2016 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces Leadership Award.

The Top Workplaces program recognizes leading organizations with best practices that show the highest commitment to their employees and work environment. To be considered, organizations must participate in an employee survey measuring experiences and feelings toward working there and complete a comprehensive report describing the organization’s demographics, culture, and programs. Additionally, the Top Workplaces program recognizes top CEOs and their performance through the eyes of their employees. To be selected, the Detroit Free Press reviews employee comments regarding executive communication, vision, and leadership qualities.

“April is a passionate leader who truly lives the mission of the Credit Union by helping members and employees achieve their goals and dreams,” said Bill Beekman, MSUFCU’s Chairman of the Board. “The fact that employees recognize her commitment to creating a positive environment in the workplace and the community speaks volumes about her exceptional leadership.”

Clobes commented, “I am honored to be recognized by our employees. This award is a reflection of the entire organization’s commitment to our culture of creating a positive work environment with a focus on serving our members.”

MSUFCU has been named on Top Workplaces lists for the past five years, and was ranked number one in the large-employer category in 2014. The official rankings for the 2016 winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 15, at the Top Workplaces Awards ceremony at the Detroit Marriott in Troy, where Clobes will serve as the keynote speaker.


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 sixth year, a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for 13 consecutive years, and a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winner for seven consecutive years. MSUFCU has also been certified as a Great Place to Work® for 10 consecutive years and 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., and has 23 branches, over 350,000 members, $7.61 billion in assets, and more than 1,100 employees. For more information, visit


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