Bill John Baker
Bill John Baker was elected to two terms as Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation, serving from 2011 to 2019. Prior to that, Baker spent 12 years on the Council of the Cherokee Nation. In those roles, he worked with many local, state and federal government officials on infrastructure, health care and economic initiatives. As executive chairman of Cherokee Nation Businesses, Baker serves as an ambassador to the larger business community and the federal government. He is the ranking advisor to CNB’s board of directors.