Final Slate of Candidates

As a member of DOLFCU, Your Financial Cooperative,
you have the privilege of electing your volunteer
Board of Directors.

To give every member a chance to vote and keep election costs low, we are offering three voting methods. You may choose to vote online, by telephone or by requesting a paper ballot.

The 2021 Election will begin
Friday, April 16 @ 12:01am and run through
Sunday, May 2, 2021 @ 11:59pm.

The DOLFCU Nominating Committee has named Alberta Baker, Gordon Boyce, Irene Ford Smith, Domonick Miller, and Michel Smyth to run for 3 vacancies on the 2021 DOLFCU Board of Directors. The nominated candidates submitted the following biographical information:


Alberta Baker has served diligently on the Board of Directors since 2009. She embraces the credit union model of member ownership and is committed to advancing DOLFCUís mission to ensure ìour members success is our successî. 

Alberta has held the position of Board Chair for the last 3 years, and previously as Vice-Chair. She serves on the Asset-Liability Committee and was actively involved with the CEO executive search committee. She has attended numerous credit union developmental trainings and completed the requirements for NAFCUís Certified Volunteer Expert Program. Professionally, she has years of experience working in DOLís OCIO and ETA in contracts management, acquisitions planning, program evaluations and research analysis.


Employed at the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), as the Agency Budget Officer (ABO) since 2001. I have acquired comprehensive experience in every aspect of budget preparation, presentation, formulation and execution as well as government contracting/procurement policy. As a DOL Credit Union member for the last 24 years, I believe I possess the skills and experience necessary to guide efforts that address issues and challenges facing the Credit Union and itís members.

I am a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and Certified Contract Manager (CCM) with the skills and perseverance to address the most significant issues and challenges facing our Credit Union. I am a Regular Member of the DC Society of Certified Public Managers (DCSCPM) and the American Academy of Certified Public Managers (AACPM).  

A graduate of the Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) during which I completed Masters Certificates in Government Contracting and Legislative Studies. A lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and a member of the American Association for Budget and Program Analysts (AABPA).


Being a member for over 25 years, I bring the experience understanding the benefits of membership.

I am an associate pastor at my church where I interact with those who have need; I operate a nonprofit helping to establish and understand finances, a realtor working with first-time buyers and seniors who must make the difficult decision of reverse mortgage, and working with clients to avoid foreclosure.


I appreciate and care for DOLFCU being focused on providing its members quality service with rates and products comparable or better than other credit unions and banks.  Having a board that continues to advocate, promote, and grow benefits the members.  I think my experience, skills and desire to be active on the Board helps make DOLFCU the choice for memberís current and future financial needs.

  • I am a current member of the Board since 2012.
  • Experienced in reading Financial Statements.
  • Iím an accountant by profession.
  • I am very analytical and able to solve problems.
  • I work well both individually and as part of a team.
  • I embrace technology and have vision to help plan for the ever-changing financial services.


I want to strengthen the DOLFCU to meet the diverse needs of its members. As a retired former DOL employee, I have the time and energy to devote to meeting that goal.

I hold a Master of Public Administration. I was an investigator, policy analyst and manager for the Wage and Hour Division before I took a Departmental position in OASAM as the clearance officer for information collections where I represented the Department before the Office of Management and Budget. My career spanned four decades. In prior lives, I have held positions in local and state organizations.

Additional voting instructions will be available Friday, April 16th.

Election results will be announced at the Virtual Annual Meeting,
Monday, May 17, 2021 @ 12 noon.