“Helping members and employees achieve their goals and dreams is a key part of our mission. Because of this, we work to create a culture that allows employees to grow, develop, and achieve these goals and dreams in and out of work. It gives us great pleasure to be recognized for fostering this type of positive work environment.”— Patrick McPharlin, Former MSUFCU President and CEO
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MSUFCU Promotes and Recruits Employees to Management Roles

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Published: Feb 27, 2020

MSUFCU Promotes and Recruits Employees to Management Roles

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — April Clobes, President/CEO of MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU), is pleased to announce the promotion of Megan Curtis, and Benjamin Maxim, and the addition of Chas Coyne, Christie Langeland, and Steve LaRock to management positions.


Ms. Curtis serves as an Assistant Vice President of Credit Risk & Compliance. She is responsible for developing and supporting collection and recovery programs, and ensuring ongoing compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.


Mr. Maxim serves as Assistant Vice President of Digital Strategy & Innovation. He is responsible for assessing emerging business trends and technologies, facilitating innovation throughout the Credit Union, and providing strategic direction for existing and future digital channels. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

Ms. Coyne serves as the Information Security Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the direction and operation of the security team and supervising employees who provide IT security support and service to Credit Union employees and members. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.


Ms. Langeland serves as the Software Quality Assurance Manager. She is responsible for leading a team in developing software engineering processes for digital and core Credit Union financial solutions. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State



Mr. LaRock serves as the IT Network Manager. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of planning, operation, and management of the Credit Union’s data networks, internet, and phone systems. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.


MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. The Credit Union received a 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial in 2020, and was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for seven consecutive years, a Top 100 Best Workplace for Women by Fortune for the third year, and is in the top five Michigan credit unions by Forbes Best-in-State Credit Unions. MSUFCU was named a Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune Magazine, received the ATHENA Award® for Organizational Leadership, and was named West Michigan Best and Brightest to Work For five years in a row. The Credit Union earned the ranking of one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the fourth consecutive year, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for six consecutive years. MSUFCU has also been recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first for the Alphonse Desjardins Adult and Youth Financial Education Awards, and the Louise Herring Award as well as an honorable mention for the Dora Maxwell Award by the Michigan Credit Union League. Founded in 1937, MSUFCU is headquartered in Lansing, MI, has 19 branches, nearly 300,000 members, more than $4.8 billion in assets, and more than 900 employees. For more information, visit msufcu.org.