The Chief's Leadership Role
I am involved in the growth of the entire Choctaw Nation, and continuously look for ways to improve and expand services. As Chairman of the Choctaw Nation Business Committee we focus on adding new businesses and expanding and increasing profitability of current businesses to support the priorities of health, education and jobs. In addition these job duties, I have represented the Choctaw Nation on numerous boards and committees.
A major initiative was the development of an economic plan that consisted of $385 million in construction to expand the gaming facilities in Durant, Grant, McAlester and Stringtown. Tribal businesses have shown a 69 percent increase in profitability and tribal services continue to grow and evolve.
To give all Choctaw’s a fair opportunity to succeed in the 21st century, we must continue to invest education and skills training for our members. We will ensure that our people have the training, advanced technical skills and higher education to keep our businesses competitive.
Wellness of members of the Choctaw Nation has been a key priority to me for many years. It was a great honor to serve as the Director of Health, and gave me the insight and the ability to shape a needed vision to equip our Nation to implement health living practices, state of the art health services, and work with health care partners to improve health outcomes for our tribal members.