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Friday Five

  • Episode 7: September 18, 2020 | Download MP3
    Heidi Kassab, President & CEO, Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union


    In April 2003, financial operations executive Heidi Kassab, was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Cornerstone Community Financial (CCF), bringing to the leadership role a lifetime of experience that began when a former Girl Scout troop leader offered her a temporary summer job at a credit union. In her time as CEO, Heidi has helped grow CCF’s assets to $330 million, a more than 40 percent increase in the last five years, and membership figures to approximately 25,000 shareholders. 

    A native Michigander, Heidi graduated from Oakland University with Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and computer science. She currently resides in Shelby Township, Mich. with her husband and three children.

  • Episode 6: September 11, 2020 | Download MP3
    Hank Hubbard, President/CEO, One Detroit Credit Union


    Hank Hubbard is the President/CEO of One Detroit Credit Union. Since becoming CEO in 1991, he has focused on expanding 1DCU’s presence in the community and growing the Credit Union’s product offerings, with an emphasis on financial empowerment and inclusion. Hank served on the board of the Eastside Community Network and is Treasurer of the board for the Detroit CDFI Coalition. He is also the Chair of the Metro West Chapter Community Involvement Committee for the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL), the co-chair of the MCUL Awards Committee, and a member of the MCUL Metro West Chapter Executive Committee.

  • Episode 5: September 4, 2020 | Download MP3
    Heather Luciani, CEO, Marshall Community Credit Union


    Heather Luciani is the CEO of Marshall Community Credit Union, a community credit union located in Marshall, Michigan, with a branch in Battle Creek. The $265 million credit union serves eight counties and 15,000 members. Heather became CEO in 2010, previously serving in the role of Chief Operating Officer, with a background in lending that began with a community bank. Under Heather’s leadership, Marshall Community Credit Union was a 2019 recipient of the MCUL Outstanding Credit Union of the Year and, for the ninth consecutive year in 2020, is a Raddon Crystal Performance Award recipient. Heather lives in Marshall with her husband, Dan, and twin sons, Jack and Jeremy, who are studying and playing basketball at Indiana Tech.


  • Episode 4: August 28, 2020 | Download MP3
    John Buckley, President/CEO, Gerber Federal Credit Union

    ClobesThis week, Dave welcomes John Buckley, president/CEO of Gerber Federal Credit Union. John has been the credit union’s CEO for nearly 15 years; he previously served as the MCUL Chairman of the Board and currently serves as a board director for the Paul Bunyan and Moon District. He’s also a former United Way of the Lakeshore Board member and, starting this month, will start a term as Board Member and Compliance Committee Chair for Spectrum Health West Michigan.

  • Episode 3: August 21, 2020 | Download MP3
    Dan Baines, CEO, Bloom Credit Union

    ClobesThis week, Dave welcomes Dan Baines, president/CEO of Bloom Credit Union. Dan has been in the credit union industry for more than forty years, beginning his career with the VAH Employees Federal Credit Union in 1978. Bloom Credit Union is located in Wyoming, Michigan and currently holds over $160 million in member assets, with over 14,000 members. Dan is currently an MCUL board member, where he has served for more than 14 years. He has also been involved with the GR River Chapter for nearly three decades.

    Dan is also a board member for Michigan Power Futbol, a nonprofit soccer club in the Wyoming area..  

  • Episode 2: August 14, 2020 | Download MP3
    April Clobes, President & CEO, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

    ClobesThis week Dave welcomes April Clobes President & CEO of Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. April has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Michigan State University Federal Credit Union since March of 2015. She joined MSUFCU in 1996 and moved through the organization from a marketing specialist to management and executive positions prior to being named President/CEO. MSUFCU was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for eight consecutive years and is in the top five Michigan credit unions by Forbes Best-in-State Credit Unions. Ms. Clobes is an active leader on several industry, community and university boards. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee and is chair of the Board of Directors for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership and is Chair of the Lansing Symphony.

  • Episode 1: August 7, 2020 | 
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    Cheryl DeBoer, President & CEO, Advia Credit Union

    DeBoerThis week Dave welcomes Cheryl DeBoer President & CEO of Advia Credit Union. Cheryl has worked in the credit union movement for over 40 years. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Advia Credit Union in Parchment, Michigan. Advia Credit Union holds $2.4 billion in member assets, has over 160,000 members and has offices in Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. She holds a B.S.B.A. from Lawrence Technological University, a M.S. from Madonna University and a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is currently a Director on the Mortgage Center Board.

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