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.
She serves as an advocate to government agencies for Native-owned businesses on both a state and national level with the goal of growing and developing tribal economies. She spends a lot of time educating others on how to do business in Indian Country and the importance of building relationships with tribes.
She was recently named the Outstanding Member of the Oklahoma City Chapter of AICCO.
Abbott helped to organize and served as the Executive Director for the Jim Thorpe Native American Games which brought in over 1700 Native American athletes to participate in 10 sports. She worked with the Nike N7 staff to help coordinate their sports summit at the Nike World Headquarters in Oregon which helps to promote the benefits of sports and fitness with Native American students. N7 is the Native American brand of Nike.
She serves on the National Advisory Council for the Carlisle Indian School Project which is a national non-profit organization created to build a heritage center and permanent memorial to the Native American students who attended Carlisle Boarding School in Pennsylvania.
She served on the local Title VII Education Committee which focuses on the best ways to use Indian Education Grants in local schools and was asked to consult and serve on a panel with the National Indian Education Association on the benefits of sports in public schools.
Abbott is the CEO of her own company, Abbott Sports Marketing. She has worked in minor league baseball, college level athletics, radio and television sales and marketing with non-profits.