Bailey Walker (2022-2024)
Felecia Freeman (2021-2023)
Felecia Freeman is a Citizen Potawatomi tribal member who has worked for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation since 2006. Her Potawatomi name is Jiqwes kwe, meaning “Little Thunder Woman.” 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 also coordinates the credit-counseling program for CPN tribal members.
She is active in the community, serving on the State Board for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma as Vice President, Advisory Board member for the local Bridges out of Poverty Initiative, Shawnee Leadership Committee Member, and 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). She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Kendra Bennett (2022-2024)
State Board Secretary
Kendra Bennett is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She was raised in Muldrow and now resides in Edmond, Oklahoma.
While in college she developed skill sets that are valuable to the land industry as well as customer service. She is the Leasing Manager for Reagan Smith, Inc. She is actively involved with oil and gas leasing, transactions and regulatory with the Western Tribes and the Five Civilized Tribes. As a Native American herself and a patriot in the oil and gas industry, she loves to be a liaison between both worlds.
Bennett holds a degree from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Leadership and a Master of Science in Energy Legal Studies from Oklahoma City University. She has been accepted into AICCO’s Leadership Native Oklahoma and is looking forward to being a 2022 graduate.
The FFA motto was heavily engrained in Bennett, especially “Living to Serve.” She is excited to server her tribal community previously as AICCO’s OKC Chapter Secretary (2022), and now as AICCO’s State Board Secretary (2022-2024).
Russell Tucker (2021-2023)
Russell currently works for MEMCO Safety and M & M Poultry as a sales representative for southwest Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.
He supplies materials and services to manufacturers, construction companies, large building projects, police departments, first responders, transportation departments, food processors, poultry, pork and beef processing facilities, cities, counties, and tribal entities. Memco and M&M products and services help their valued customers to operate safer, more efficiently and more economically.
Russell is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation and a retired firefighter. He loves to hunt, fish, and travel. He and his wife Karen live in Poteau, Oklahoma.