Credit Union LAFCU names Robyn Howell chief human resources officer

    LAFCU has promoted Robyn Howell to chief human resources officer.

    With this new title, Howell is responsible for LAFCU’s human resource strategy in support of the Michigan credit union’s business plan and strategic direction. This includes the areas of talent, change, organizational and performance management; training and development; compensation; and succession planning. She assists with union relations.

    “Robyn’s experience and commitment to LAFCU have prepared her well for this critical leadership role,” said LAFCU CEO Patrick Spyke. “Creating the best employee experience enables us to offer the best member experience, which is always the driver of our actions.”

    Howell is a member of LAFCU’s 10-member Executive Team, of which she is one of five females and one of two persons of color.

    This is her second promotion since joining LAFCU as human resources manager in 2017. Howell most recently served as vice president of human resources. Previously, she worked for 11 years in human resources for an international Tier One supplier to Detroit automakers. She earned the credentials CHRS, as a Certified Human Resource Specialist, at MSU and is an alumna of Leadership Lansing, a Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce program.

    Howell said, “I’m honored by the trust in working with LAFCU’s greatest assets — its employees. My passion is to find places where we can make change for good, as it will improve the lives of our employees and members. Everyone wins.”

    Howell holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in psychology and black studies, graduating with honors from The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. She interned in human resources at the world headquarters of an international greeting card company during college breaks.

    Chartered in 1936, LAFCU, now with more than 69,000 members, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses/other entities in the state.