The CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation (CPCDC) since 2011, Jett’s team raised over $77.6 million dollars for lending in Indian Country. They have lent over $79.9 million to Native clients, creating or sustaining over 1,675 jobs. Jett’s team is the only Native CDFI to participate in the U.S. Treasury Guarantee Bond Program. In 2016 CPCDC was awarded $25 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development, Community Facilities for re-lending- another first in Indian Country. Jett was recognized by the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) as Executive of the Year in 2018.
In 2016, Jett was appointed by the President of the United States as the Native American Tribal Representative for the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund’s Community Development Advisory Board. He was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Board by fellow Presidential appointees. Jett was elected to the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Finance Network in 2014 and is currently serving his second term. Jett also serves on the Advisory Board for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) and is a member, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the First National Bank and Trust Co., our tribally owned bank.
A proud Cherokee Nation citizen, Jett served on the Cherokee National Historical Society Board of Trustees from 2013 to 2019 concluding his term as President of the Board. A former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Jett served three terms in office. He was instrumental in founding the Oklahoma Native American Caucus, and was a charter member of the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators. In 2011, Jett was awarded the Cherokee National Statesmanship award for his service to the Cherokee people.
Jett earned his Bachelors from the Oklahoma Baptist University and holds a certificate in Legislative Leadership from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Jett is currently enrolled in the prestigious ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Wharton School.
Jett is serving his 11th year as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve.
Shane was chosen to serve as a member of Community Development Advisory Board which advises the Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund on policies regarding the activities of the U.S. Department of Treasury CDFI Fund. He is the Chairman and the Native American Tribal Representative
He is a member of the Board of Directors for First National Bank and Trust Company, a member of the Board of Directors for Opportunity Finance Network and on the Advisory Board for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.
Shane and his wife, Ana are proud parents of their three daughters