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OKLAHOMA CITY - The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) recently elected the officers for 2018 during their monthly State Board meeting.  The officers will join State Board President Annetta Abbott in guiding the organization through the next year and work on achieving the marketing objectives and goals of AICCO.

Bailey Walker, a member of the Chickasaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation Preferred Vendor Program Coordinator, was elected to fill the role of President-Elect.   He has been an active member of AICCO for the past four years and works to recruit members and sponsors for the programs.   His advocacy on behalf of Native owned businesses is tireless.  

Serving as Vice Presidents will be Christy Red Eagle, Osage Casinos Marketing Specialist and Brandon Caruso, Mortgage Loan Originator for Today Lending.  Red Eagle and Caruso are also active in leading the programs of the Tulsa Chapter of AICCO.   Red Eagle, a member of the Osage Nation, has worked with many tribes throughout the years and is also a member of Native Americans in Business.  Caruso, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is on the board of directors for Tulsa Indian HealthCare Resource Center.  He is a graduate of the 2017 Leadership Native Oklahoma Class.

Felecia Freeman, Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Commercial Loan Officer, was re-elected to serve as the Secretary on the AICCO State Board.   She is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and has worked for the tribe for over 12 years.   In that time, Freeman has assisted in making loans of over $40 million to Native owned businesses. 

Russell Tucker was elected to serve as treasurer for AICCO.  He works MEMCO Safety, a Native owned business, in Outside Sales.  He is from Poteau Oklahoma. 

The 2018 mission of AICCO will be to advocate, educate and connect with the objective of growing Native owned businesses and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit of these business owners by providing information on financial opportunities, government contracting and networking with tribal procurement officers.

For more information about the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma or any of the organization’s programs contact Annetta Abbott, 405-208-9253 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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