Speaker: Reggie Wassani, Gov. Cheyenne & Arapaho
Governor Reggie Wassana was sworn into office as the 4th Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Governor on January 8, 2018. Raised in the Weatherford, OK on his grandparent’s original allotment, Governor Wassana’s parents were Truman and Rose (YellowEagle) Wassana and grandparents were Susie (Pratt) and Chester Wassana, Leonard and Lena Abbie (Big Bear) YellowEagle. He has one son, Christian.
Governor Wassana’s career began work at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes as the Executive Director of Housing in 1996 until 2011. After leaving the tribes, he worked in various positions for the Caddo Nation, Delaware Tribe and Comanche Nation. In January 2016, he was elected as the Cheyenne District 3 Legislator and was chosen as the Speaker of the Cheyenne and Arapaho 6th Legislature.
Governor Wassana’s leadership has taken productive strides in his first year. The tribes have seen record breaking gaming revenue and new programs and initiatives have been implemented. He is committed to healing and moving the tribes forward together. Governor Wassana has a Business Administration degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.