Advisory Board Members

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Michael McBride III

A trial, appellate and business lawyer with Crowe & Dunlevy, Michael McBride III practices gaming law, federal Indian law, litigation and complex transactions. He excels in gaming regulatory matters, compact disputes, bet-the-tribe litigation, tribal government matters, economic development and regulatory matters.

McBride has more than two decades of experience and chairs Crowe & Dunlevy’s Indian Law & Gaming practice group. He has been recognized by Chambers USA in Band 1 for Native American law and as a Star Individual. McBride has also been named in Oklahoma Super Lawyers for Indian law, gaming, political law and business litigation. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Native American and gaming law and is A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Shane Jett

Elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2004, Shane Jett developed a reputation for fighting for Indian Country and tribal sovereignty. Believing in a collaborative approach to policy making, he has a track record of working across the aisle for issues important to his district and to Oklahoma.

In 2011, Jett became become Executive Director and CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, then the largest tribally owned commercially-focused CDFI in the Nation.

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Adam McCreary

Adam McCreary serves as the Government Relations Manager for Cherokee Nation Businesses. He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and has been employed with Cherokee Nation Businesses since 2009. In his current role, he manages the daily operations of the Government Relations department, interacts with all levels of government and he works to ensure the advancement of Cherokee Nation legislative priorities. Adam is from Oologah, Oklahoma and graduated from Rogers State University with a bachelor’s of science in political science.

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Felecia Freeman

Felecia Freeman 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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Boyd Miller

Boyd Miller is the Preferred Supplier Program Commodity Manager with the Choctaw Nation procurement department He served on the AICCO State Board of Directors 2015 through 2017, and was elected as Vice President in 2016 and as President in 2017.

Under his guidance, the Choctaw Nation received the Large Business of the Year Award from the AICCO in 2015.  His advocacy on behalf of the suppliers aspiring to do business with the Choctaw Nation is tireless.  Miller received the Minority Advocate of the Year from REI Oklahoma in 2016.  Prior to working for Choctaw Nation, Boyd worked as Sr. Recovery Coordinator Supervisor for Tennessee Donor Services in Nashville. He is a Graduate from the Choctaw University in Durant, OK.

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