Helen Godfrey Smith is President/CEO of Shreveport Federal Credit Union a position held since 1983. She has built Shreveport Federal to be one of the fastest growing credit unions in the area, from a small $1.9 million institution to a strong $65-million institution. Shreveport Federal serves members in the North Louisiana Parishes of Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Lincoln, Madison, and Morehouse with four branch offices. Mrs. Smith is a founding member and former Chairwoman of the African American Credit Union Coalition. Her volunteerism is lengthy. She is a newly appointed member of Louisiana’s Gov. Bobby Jindal’s State Land and Mineral Board; Chairperson of the Louisiana Credit Union League’s Audit Committee; Board member of Louisiana Credit Union Co-operative Branching; Member of the Louisiana Credit Union Executive Association; Member of the Governor’s Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission to name a few. She partnered with the World Council of Credit Unions and traveled to South Africa training credit unions.