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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (November 6, 2017) – The University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Detroit Free Press. The Top Workplaces list recognizes organizations that are committed to their employees and create strong work cultures. These organizations are identified based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage LCC , a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.

UMCU’s work culture was recognized for positive employee feedback in areas such as operating by strong values, growing and progressing strategically, and encouraging new innovations and employee development.

“Being recognized as a Top Workplace is genuinely an honor, as it demonstrates how our team members feel about the efforts we put in every day to make UMCU a place they are proud to work and encouraged to grow,” said Julie Wigley, Vice President of Talent and Brand Development.

To be selected for Top Workplaces, organizations must participate in an employee feedback survey to determine how team members feel about their work environment. The Detroit Free Press reviews the survey’s feedback regarding the organization’s communication, vision progression and leadership qualities.

“To be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day – the employees,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Time and time again, our research has  proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

UMCU was recognized in the mid-size employer category. This is the first time UMCU has participated in Top Workplaces.

Pictured (left to right): Sherry Wu (VP of Information Technology), Julie Wigley (VP of Talent and Brand Development), Candy Keene (VP of Lending and Solutions), Tom Kuslikis (VP of Accounting and Finance), Tiffany Ford (UMCU President and Chief Executive Officer), DeAnne Ramos (VP of Branch Operations & Facilities), and Tina Hamilton (VP of eBranch).



About the University of Michigan Credit Union

The University of Michigan Credit Union is a member owned, not-for-profit cooperative. Our purpose is to amaze our members, community, and team by working together for our shared success.

UMCU is the only credit union headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. When established in 1954, we were 12 members and $9 in assets. Today, UMCU has more than 80,000 members and over $700 million in assets and we continue to grow! With seven offices in Ann Arbor, two branches in Ypsilanti, a branch in Dearborn and three branches in Flint, UMCU is able to serve the financial needs of the University of Michigan and its surrounding communities.


About Energage LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, Energage specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplacesä campaign – a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Energage also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. Energage is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.