State Board Officers

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State Board Officers 2018-08-06T20:01:38+00:00
Annetta Abbott

Annetta Abbott

Executive Director

Annetta Abbott has over 25 years experience in marketing and event coordination. She has a degree in Public Relations/Journalism from Oklahoma State University. Abbott is the current President of the State Board of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

During her time with the AICCO, she has served as the coordinator of the Gathering Business Summit which helps to provide networking, marketing and business matchmaking opportunities for Native-owned businesses in the state. Through her work with the Chamber, she helps to coordinate programming, membership drives and scholarship awards.

In 2017, Abbott coordinated the first class of Leadership Native Oklahoma. This is an 8 month program designed to help enhance the leadership skills among young Native American business leaders.

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Bailey Walker

Bailey Walker (2016-18)

President

Bailey Walker, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, serves as the Preferred Vendor Program Coordinator for the Chickasaw Business Network.

Baileys Professional Achievements & Certifications begin with graduating from East Central University with a BS in Entrepreneurship in 2012. Graduating from Adas Inaugural Chamber of Commerce Leadership YOUniversity Class in 2009; Graduating from the University of Reno, NV with a Gaming Management Certification in 2009; Selected to attend & represent ECU at the Governors Cup for Entrepreneurs 2009. Mr. Walker attained accreditation as a Small Business Consultant in 2015 (AASBC) and completed the Masters of Accreditation for Small Business Consultants in 2017.

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Brandon Caruso

Brandon Caruso (2017-19)

Vice President

Brandon serves on the Board of Directors for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICCO). Brandon is also the current AICCO President for the Tulsa Chapter and Chairperson for the Tulsa Cherokee Community Organization (TCCO). Brandon is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and works for Today Lending, a company specializing in the HUD184 Home Loan program, helping Native American families purchase, refinance, and build homes on and off tribal land. Every citizen of any Federally Recognized tribe is eligible for securing a home mortgage through the low cost, Federally backed, HUD184 Program. Helping Native’s secure home loans in OK, KS, CO, CA, OR, WA, NM, & FL.

Brandon was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he obtained his BA at University of California Santa Cruz and MBA at University of Redlands in 2014 with an emphasis in Finance. Brandon may be reached at (918) 388-9713 or Brandon@TodayLending.com

Christy RedEagle

Christy Red Eagle (2018 – 2020)

Vice President

Christy RedEagle, a member of the Osage Tribe, serves as the marketing specialist for the Osage Casino. In this role, she creates promotions and implements all marketing activities for Hominy and Pawhuska Osage Casinos.

Christy brings 20 years of gaming experience in the areas of management, marketing and customer service to her current role, which she has held since 2005. Prior to assuming the marketing position with the Osage Casinos, she was the general manager of the Hominy Casino, managing the staff and overseeing all areas of the casino floor. In addition, she previously served as Keetoowah Casino’s assistant general manager and Rocket Gaming’s marketing and sales representative. Christy also brings experience as a budget analyst, as she served in this position for the Cherokee Nation.

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Felecia Freeman

Felecia Freeman (2016-18)

Secretary

Felecia is a Citizen Potawatomi tribal member who has worked for the Nation for more than 10 years. She is a commercial loan officer and a Certified Credit Counselor for the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, where she has assisted in making over $40 million in loans to Native American entrepreneurs.

She is the CPCDC liaison for the Comanche Nation Revolving Loan Fund in Lawton, Oklahoma. Ms. Freeman coordinates both the Potawatomi Youth Asset Building Program and Credit Counseling Program for CPN tribal members.

She is active in the community, serving as Secretary for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma Board, Bridges out of Poverty/Neighboring 101 Board, Shawnee Leadership Board, and as an Ambassador for the Greater Shawnee Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), The Native Community Development Financial Institution Network (NCN), and the Oklahoma Native Asset Coalition (ONAC).

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Russell Tucker (2018-20)

Treasurer

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