“The annual MSUFCU Dinosaur Dash brings our largest audience of the year to the doors of the MSU Museum the first Sunday in October each year. This event is personally very rewarding to me due to its family friendly, tailgate feel. It provides an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, and we love to hear the stories of children that have literally grown up with this event as well as those first timers who become regular visitors to the museum each year.”— Mike Secord, MSU Museum
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MSUFCU Announces 2020 Board of Directors

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Published: May 29, 2020

MSUFCU Announces 2020 Board of Directors

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Three MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) Board members have been re-elected for 2020, April Clobes, MSUFCU President/CEO, announced. They are Sue Carter, J.D., Secretary; Bill Beekman; and Michael Hudson.


Sue Carter is a professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. She has previously served as a special consultant and executive assistant to the president of MSU, and secretary of the MSU Board of Trustees. Carter was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 2015. Carter has served on the MSUFCU Board of Directors since 2011.


Michael Hudson, Director of Michigan State University’s Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD), has served on MSUFCU’s Board of Directors since 2014. Prior to his board appointment, Hudson served on MSUFCU’s Supervisory Committee and was named Committee Chair in 2013. At MSU, Hudson leads a team of 20 professionals and countless volunteers to maximize ability and opportunity for over 2,700 students and employees with disabilities.


Bill Beekman currently serves as Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Michigan State University. He previously served as Vice President and Secretary of the MSU Board of Trustees, as well as Executive Director of MSU’s Alumni Association. Beekman has served on the MSUFCU Board of Directors since 2013, and was Chair of the Board from 2015 through 2018. Prior to serving on the board, he served on MSUFCU’s Supervisory Committee.


Additional board members include: Angela Brown, Chair; Gregory Deppong, Vice Chair; Ernest Betts, Treasurer; John Brick; Steven Kurncz; and Janet Lillie.


“The MSU Federal Credit Union Board generously volunteers their time and talent to help guide the strategic direction of the Credit Union,” said Clobes. “We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and engaged group of volunteers working with us to help our members and our employees achieve their dreams.”


MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. The Credit Union was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for eight consecutive years, received a 5 star rating from Bauer Financial in 2020, was named 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 two consecutive years, received the ATHENA Award® for Organizational Leadership, and was named West Michigan Best and Brightest to Work For the eighth year in a row. The Credit Union earned the ranking of one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the eighth 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 East Lansing, MI, has 19 branches, nearly 300,000 members, more than $5 billion in assets, and more than 900 employees. For more information, visit msufcu.org.