The Gathering 2023 Agenda


Saturday, July 22nd

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pre-Gathering Networking at GolfSuites Tulsa

600 Riverwalk Terrace, Jenks, OK 74037

Sunday, July 23rd

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Trade Show Registration and Vendor and Artisan Set-Up

and Receive Badges at Will-Call

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Break For Lunch (Not Provided)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

3:00 PM

Grand Ribbon Cutting | Main Ballroom Stage

Please Join State Board President Bailey Walker and State Board of Directors

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Vendor Networking Reception | Main Ballroom and Vendor Show

Karaoke, Hors D’Oeuvres, and Cash Bar Available

Monday, July 24th

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Trade Show | Registration | Receive Badges (Open All Day)

and Receive Badges at Will-Call

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast | Main Ballroom

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

Master Of Ceremonies: Nicholas Wahpepah

Blessing Of The Gathering: Dean Turner

Grand Entry: Chickasaw Dance Troupe

Welcome: AICCO State Board President Bailey Walker

Opening Prayer: Rev. Eddie Lindsey

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Trade Show 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch | Main Ballroom

Presenting Sponsor James Boggs, Executive Vice President and President

Community and Tribal Banking, Sovereign Bank

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Speaker | Main Ballroom

Amy Walton, Deputy Director of Business Development

Oklahoma Department of Commerce

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Speaker | Main Ballroom

The Honorable Susan Harper, Consul of Canada

The Consulate General of Canada in Dallas (responsible for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas)

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM


2:10 PM – 3:00 PM

Speaker | Main Ballroom

Jackson Brossy, Assistant Administrator

The Office of Native American Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration

3:15 PM – 4:40 PM

B2B Matchmaking Session | Main Ballroom

Sign Up During Registration

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Panel Discussion | Financing Your Business | Breakout Room 1

Moderator: Shelly Douglas

Panelist: Felecia Freeman, Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation

Panelist: James Boggs, Community & Tribal Banking at Sovereign Bank

Panelist: Sarah Roberts, Tinker Federal Credit Union

Panelist: Dustin Shanks, Tinker Federal Credit Union

Panelist: Edith Baker, Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Panel Discussion | Cybersecurity | Breakout Room 2

Moderator: Jordan Caldwell

Panelist: Madison Horn, Critical Fault

Panelist: Amanda Lee Keammerer, gener8tor Cybersecurity

Panelist: Dave Henderson, Osi Vision

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

Panel Discussion | Digital Broadband and Oklahoma Municipal League | Breakout Room 1

Moderator: Felecia Freeman

Panelist: MJ Barton, Oklahoma Broadband Office

Panelist: Edyn Rolls, Oklahoma Broadband Office

Panelist: Mike Sanders, Oklahoma Broadband Office

Panelist: Daniel McClure, Oklahoma Municipal League

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

Panel Discussion | Federal Contracting and Business Grants | Breakout Room 2

Moderator: Nicolette Casula

Panelist: Susan Dean, REI Oklahoma

Panelist: Amanda Smith, Native American Business Association

Panelist: David Hoffmeier, APEX Accelerator

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Apache Fire Dancers | Main Ballroom

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

President’s Legacy of Servant Leadership Award and Dinner | Main Ballroom

Vendor Prize Giveaways

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Presidential Reception and Mixer | Main Ballroom

Cash Bar

Tuesday, July 25th

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast | Main Ballroom

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Trade Show and Art Market Open

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Speaker | Main Ballroom

Santiago Almarez, Head of Contracting Activity and Director

Office of Management Services, Indian Health Service

“Buy Indian Act Update”

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Speaker | Main Ballroom

April Holdren, Manager

Tribal Engagement at Enbridge

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

AICCO Awards | Main Ballroom

Small and Large Business of the Year

Chapter Awards – Member of the Year

11:30 AM

Closing Remarks | Main Ballroom

Bailey Walker, AICCO State Board President

Adjourn | Trade Show and Art Market Teardown