Jonathan Powell, director of marketing and business development for Cherokee Nation Industries, recently was named to the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council. Powell will join the fifth charter of the CSRIC, which provides guidance, expertise and recommendations to the FCC.
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A new economic impact report shows Cherokee Nation now has a $1.55 billion impact on the state’s economy, making the tribe one of the state’s biggest economic drivers. The report shows the tribe and its businesses have expanded their economic footprint by creating jobs, expanding operations and providing services to Cherokee people.
Cherokee Nation Businesses’ annual year-end audit shows the tribe’s economic development arm ended fiscal year 2014 with record revenues topping $829 million, more than $48 million ahead of fiscal year 2013. The company’s operating income of $105 million was also up 8 percent in 2014.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International honored John “JC” Coffey, of Cherokee Nation Technologies, with its prestigious “Member of the Year” award. The award recognizes him as a dedicated AUVSI member who is advancing unmanned systems through industry innovation and member recruitment.
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Kimberly Teehee, vice president of special projects for Cherokee Nation Businesses, has been named to the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission. Teehee also serves as acting director of government relations for Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses.
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Cherokee Nation and citizens of Nowata County are celebrating more than a hundred new jobs to the area, ushered in by the opening of the new Cherokee Casino South Coffeyville. The community gathered to cut the ribbon, signifying the opening of the new $10 million development.
Cherokee Nation Entertainment officials have named Chad McReynolds as the new general manager of Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland. McReynolds, a Cherokee Nation citizen, brings more than 20 years of operational management experience, the last decade of which has been working in gaming operations.
Cherokee Nation Businesses is a wholly owned corporation of the Cherokee Nation and serves as the holding company for all of the Cherokee Nation’s for-profit entities.
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All of CNB’s profits are either reinvested into job creation or social services for tribal citizens. CNB and its subsidiaries employ more than 6,000 people and posted more than $600 million in revenue last year.