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October 2012

NCAIED Announces 2012 National ‘Native American 40 Under 40' Awards
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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) has announced the winners of its national Native American 40 Under 40 awards. This prestigious award recognizes American Indian leaders, ages 18 to 39, for their leadership, initiative and dedication to business, communities and Indian country.

The 2012 Native American 40 Under 40 award winners are:
Courtney Beihn
Arrowhead Realty, LLC., Arrowhead Construction, Inc.,  Toh-nobe LLC.
Toyahni Beihn
Arrowhead Realty, LLC., Arrowhead Construction, Inc., Toh-nobe  LLC.
Jay Calhoun
Cherokee Nation Businesses
Kitcki Carroll
United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc.
Leonika Charging
Fredericks Peebles & Morgan, LLP
Stacey Ecoffey,  Principal Advisor for Tribal Affairs
U.S. Department of  Health & Human Services
Kristin Gentry
American Cancer Society, University of New Mexico
Justin Giles
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Museum & Cultural Cente
Christina Good Voice
Communications Manager, Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Brian Gunn
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Morgan Hunt Warriax
The University of North Carolina – Pembroke
Jessica Imotichey
Senior Policy Analyst, Chickasaw Nation
Teresa Jackson
Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services
Dennis Johnson
Ho-Chunk, Inc.
Michael Kasper
Dawn Kimberlin
NANA Management Services
Travis Komahcheet
Intertribal Visions Unlimited, Inc.
Stanford Lake
Hogan Structure Group, LLC.
Rhonda LeValdo
Haskell Indian Nations University
Andrea Mann
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Mark Masters
Chloeta Fire, LLC.
Vernon Miller
Omaha Nation Public Schools
Autumn Monteau
New Mexico Indian Affairs Department
Paxton Myers
National Indian Gaming Commission
Rebecca Naragon
U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development
Jenifer Pechonick
Robert Quaempts
Wenaha Group, Inc.
Josie Raphaelito
Center for Native American Youth
Jason Salsman
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Gewas Schindler
Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team
Shannon Shaw-Duty
Osage Nation
John Shotton
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians
Samuel R. Strong
 Red Lake Ojibewe Nation
Jamerson R. Tafoya
Santo Domingo Tribe
Blake Trueblood
Trueblood Law Group, P.A.
Jancita Warrington
Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation
Robert Weaver
RWI Benefits
Karrie Wichtman
Rosette, LLP.
Geneva Wiki
Wild Rivers Community Foundation
Kyle Williams
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

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