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Volume 1 October, 2011

The 2011 "Native American 40 Under 40"  Award Winners


Arizona: The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) has announced the winners of 2011's Native American 40 Under 40 Awards.

The award recognizes 40 American Indian leaders under 40 years of age who have made impressive and significant contributions in their businesses, communities and to Indian country.

x3.gifCourtney Aitken-Gifford
(Leech Lake Band of Ojibiwe)

Economic Development Director
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
Bemidji, Minnesota

x5.gifJ. Chance Alberta

Tribal Council Treasure, Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi
Coarsegold, California
wowie.gifChief J. Allan
(Coeur d'Alene Tribe)

Chairman, Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Plummer, Idaho
x5.gifTwyla Baker-Demaray
(Three Affiliated Tribes)

Project Director,
Nation Resource Center of Native American Aging
Center for Rural Health
Grand Forks, North Dakota
wowie.gifJohn Beaver
(Muscogee Creek Nation)

Muscogee Nation Museum & Cultural Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma

x3.gifPrairie Bighorn
 (Ft. Peck Sioux Tribe)

Comptroller, Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Billings, Montana
wowie.gifAmy Bowers

Attorney, Native American Rights Fund
Boulder, Colorado
x3.gifJennine Elias
 (Inupiaq Eskimo)

External Affairs Coordinator,
Native American Contractors Association
Washington, D.C.
x5.gifCharles Galbraith

Deputy Associate Director, Office of Intergovernmental Relations and Public Engagement
Office of President Barak Obama
Washington, D.C.
x3.gifChad German
 (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibiwe)

CEO/President, Red Circle Agency
Minneapolis, Minnesota
x5.gifBerbon Hamilton

General Manager, Osage Innovative Solutions, Osage LLC
Catoosa, Oklahoma
wowie.gifRussell Harjo
 (Seminole/Pawnee/Siletz/Grand Ronde)

Northeastern State University
Wewoka, Oklahoma
x5.gifDawson Her Many Horses
(Rosebud Sioux)

Assistant Vice President, Bank of America
Charlotte, North Carolina
wowie.gifVanessa Ray Hodge
(Acoma Pueblo)

Senior Counselor, Office of the Solicitor,
Department of the Interior
1812 13th street, N.W. #2
Washington, D.C 20009
x3.gifLevi Horn
(Northern Cheyenne)

National Football League Player, Chicago Bears
Chicago, Illinois
wowie.gifAshley Iserhoff
(Cree Nation of Mistissini)

Deputy Grand Chief,
Cree Regional Authority Executive Committee
Nemaska, Quebec
x3.gifPete King
(Oneida Nation of Wisconsin)

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Oneida Seven Generations Corporation
Green Bay, Wisconsin
x5.gifJason Lambert
 (Eastern Band of Cherokee)

Economic Development Director,
Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians
Whittier, North Carolina
x3.gifWilliam Lowe
(Muskogee Creek)

Director of Tourism, Muscogee Creek Nation
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
x5.gifShayai Lucero
 (Pueblo of Laguna & Pueblo of Acoma)

Owner, Earth and Sky Floral Designs
Old Laguna, New Mexico
wowie.gifSean McCabe

Managing Shareholder,
Anuskewicz & McCabe CPA PC
Albuquerque, New Mexico
x5.gifTraci L. McClellan-Sorell
(Cherokee Nation)

President, McClellan-Sorell Consulting, Inc.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
wowie.gifKenneth Nelson, Jr.
(Native Village of Port Lions)

Deputy Director of Operations,
Community Power Corporation,
Afognak Native Corporation
Anchorage, AK 99524
x3.gifBryan Newland
(Bay Mills Tribe of Chippewa Indians)

Counselor to the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S Department of Interior
Springfield, Virginia
wowie.gifBradley Osborne
President, NANA Oilfield Services, Inc.,
NANA Development Corporation
Anchorage, Alaska
x3.gifCassie Reese
 (Muskogee Creek Nation)

Director of Development,
Tulsa Community College Foundation
Tulsa, Oklahoma
x5.gifTasha Repp
(Samish Indian Nation)

Partner, Moss Adams LLP
Bellingham, Washington
x3.gifGyasi Ross

Associate General Counsel, Crowell Law Office
Suquamish, Washington
x5.gifPaul Russell
(Fort McDowell Yavapai Apache)

Council Delegate, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Fort McDowell, Arizona
wowie.gifEdward Sequoyah Simermeyer (Coharie Indian Tribe)
Counselor to the Assistant Secretary ,
Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S Department of Interior
Elkridge, Maryland
x5.gifShyla Sheppard
(Three Affiliated Tribes)

Fund Associate Director, Tribal Business Initiative, New Mexico Community Capital
Albuquerque, New Mexico
wowie.gifEddie Sherman

Development Manager,
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Portland, Oregon
x3.gifMichelle Sparck
 (Qissunamiut Tribe)

President, ArXotica, Inc
Bethel, Alaska
wowie.gifLillian Sparks
(Rosebud/Oglala Sioux)

Administration for Native Americans,
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.
x3.gifJon Swan
(Chippewa Cree)

Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group
Waltham, Maryland
x5.gifGeorge Tahdooahnippah

Health and Fitness Promoter, Commanche Nation
Apache, Oklahoma
x3.gifTravis Trueblood
(Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Founding Partner, Trueblood Law Group, P.A
Moore Haven, Florida
x5.gifDerek Valdo Sr.
 (Acoma Pueblo)

Director of Safety Services, AMERIND
Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico
wowie.gifBurton W. Warrington
(Prairie Band of Potawatomi)

President & CEO , Prairie Band LLC
Mayetta, Kansas
  wowie.gifDennis Worden
(Coeur d'Alene Tribe)

Legislative Director, Native American Contractors Association
Washington, D.C.

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