For over 25 years, AICCO
has been advocating for the economic growth of Indian Country in Oklahoma!
The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) was founded in the early 1990’s with a grant to the Indian Health Care Resource Center in Tulsa with the primary purpose of bringing together Native business owners, tribes and resources together.
It was incorporated as a non-profit organization with the focus to provide a format for American Indian entrepreneurs to promote their business, for corporations to connect with American Indian businesses, to act as a liaison on tribal economic development issues and to offer the best in resources, training and networking for the American Indian business owner. American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) is a non-profit 501 (c)(6) Corporation.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for networking and support to American Indian business people in Oklahoma. We hope to provide support and advocacy for all Native American Enterprises through education, fellowship and unity.
Our goals are to provide members with training and education to cultivate business skills and to provide enhanced business opportunities. Also, to encourage a mentoring relationship between more established business owners and new business owners. AICCO strives to create a better understanding of issues facing American Indian business owners.
AICCO is committed to strengthening the ties between Native business owners and tribes, corporations and the government. AICCO is committed to developing collaborative opportunities and joint ventures that will develop successful economic development models for Native American communities.
State Board Officers
- President – Bailey Walker
- President Elect – Jason Holuby
- Vice President – Brandon Caruso
- Secretary – Catherine Graddy
- Treasurer – Russell Tucker
- William Lowe
- Dean Turner
- Felecia Freeman
- Christy RedEagle
- Greg Willie (Eastern)
- Samantha Sheperd (NC)
- Ayla Medrano (OKC)
- Michele Meza (SE)
- Jody Colbert (SW)
- Brandon Caruso (Tulsa)
Advisory Board Members
- Michael McBride III
- Shane Jett
- Adam McCreary
The goal of AICCO is to build resources in education and training for Native owned businesses and to provide our members with the training to cultivate their business skills and to also provide a better understanding of issues facing American Indian business owners.
AICCO is dedicated to being a voice for Native American owned businesses to state, national and tribal legislators. AICCO is also focused on empowering for the growth of economic development with all Native American owned businesses by developing collaborative opportunities to grow successful economic development in Native American communities.
AICCO is dedicated to providing enhanced business opportunities by promoting its members to state and federal agencies, tribes and corporations. AICCO also strives to engage a mentor relationship between more established business owners and new business owners.