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Assistant Manager Promotions

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Published: Dec 15, 2017

MSUFCU Encourages Employee Development Through Assistant Manager Promotions

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — April Clobes, President/CEO of MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) is pleased to announce the promotions of Rico Javier to Assistant Branch Manager of the Downtown Lansing and Sparrow branches and Paul Thelen to Assistant Branch Manager of the East Lansing and Union branches.


“From the first day of employment, we hope to nurture employees’ professional growth and development,” said Ms. Clobes. “The promotions of Mr. Javier and Mr. Thelen to Assistant Manager positions are great examples of employees who began careers at the Credit Union who took advantage of our many development opportunities, leading to their current positions and numerous contributions to our organization and members.”


Mr. Javier joined MSUFCU in 2013, serving members in the eServices Department for three years and entering into the Management Development program to the gain experience and skills necessary to succeed on a management level. As an Assistant Branch Manager, he supports the teams at the Downtown Lansing and Sparrow branches as they provide superior service to members. Mr. Javier received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Kalamazoo College and has coached recreational youth basketball in East Lansing outside of the Credit Union.


Mr. Thelen has worked at MSUFCU since 2013, holding positions in the branch network and Call Center. In his current role at the East Lansing and Union branch locations, he helps branch employees reach their professional goals and continue development, increase operational efficiency at the branches, and builds and fosters relationships with members through education and superior service. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University, studying Advertising, Marketing, and Management.


MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. For the sixth year in a row, MSUFCU was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press. This year, it was also recognized as one of CU Journal’s Best Credit Unions to Work For, a Best Workplace for Women by Fortune Magazine, and Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League. MSUFCU has also been nationally recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first in Michigan and second in the nation for the 2017 Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education award by the Credit Union National Association and fifth in nation for youth financial education in 2016 by the National Youth Involvement Board. Founded in 1937 by MSU faculty and staff, MSUFCU has 18 branches, nearly 250,000 members, more than $3.7 billion in assets, and over 800 employees.


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