President & CEO, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
April Clobes joined Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in 1996. After moving through the organization from a marketing specialist, to management and executive positions, she became President/CEO in 2015. MSUFCU has an asset size of over $3.2 billion, more than 220,000 members worldwide, and 730 employees.
MSUFCU is the largest university-based credit union in the world and has a national reputation for excellence, being named the 2014 Federal Credit Union of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). In addition, MSUFCU was recognized by the Principal Financial Group® as one of The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security. The Credit Union was also honored in 2015 and 2016 by the Credit Union Journal as one of the Best Credit Unions to Work For, by the American Heart Association as a Heart Association Fit Friendly Worksite, and by the Great Places to Work partnered with Fortune.com as one of the 100 Best Places to Work For Millennials. In 2013, Ms. Clobes was named a Top Woman to Watch by the Credit Union Times; this honor is awarded to women who are reshaping the credit union industry throughout the country.
Ms. Clobes is extremely active in the Michigan State University and Greater Lansing area communities. She is currently a member of both the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, as well as the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Board and Board of Directors. Additionally, Ms. Clobes serves on the Board of Directors for the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, MSU College of Music National Leadership Council, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum International Advisory Board, Wharton Center Advisory Council Board, MSU College of Business Alumni Board, and Physicians Health Plan Board.
Ms. Clobes also serves as a mentor to Michigan State University students, often speaking to MSU classes and student groups as an alumna.
Ms. Clobes has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University in Advertising, and a Master of Business Administration from Western Michigan University.