Pictured, from the left, are Cherokee Nation employees and 2017 NEXTGEN Under 30 honorees Nicholas Kirk and MaKenley Barton, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, and Cherokee Nation employee and 2017 NEXTGEN Under 30 honoree Stephanie Remer. Not Pictured is Cherokee Nation Businesses employee and 2017 NEXTGEN Under 30 honoree Madison Carey.
Employees from Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses were recently named to 2017s NextGen Under 30, an annual program that honors individuals who demonstrate professional leadership and extensive service to their communities.
Four employees from the tribe and its business arm received the recognition. They are:
-Media/Public Relations: Cherokee Nation Communications Graphic Designer Stephanie Remer of Vian
-Health care: Cherokee Nation Businesses Financial Analyst Madison Carey of Tulsa
-Health care: Cherokee Nation Health Services Administrative Officer MaKenley Barton of Stilwell
-Sports and Fitness: Cherokee Nation Male Seminary Recreation Center Personal Trainers Supervisor Nicholas Kirk of Tahlequah
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker said, “Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses have long employed some of the state’s best and brightest young leaders. The four honorees to win this annual award perfectly exemplify the workplace values we stress within our tribal government and business ventures. Their success as individuals and in their respective career fields helps ensure our success as a tribe is possible. This honor is well-deserved, and I look forward to their continued contributions to the Cherokee Nation and northeast Oklahoma.”
NextGen Under 30 honors the growing influence of young millennial leaders in the state. This year, fewer than 190 Oklahomans 30 years or younger were recognized across 16 categories, from arts to education and from finance to sports and fitness.
Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in Norman on Oct. 20. They were selected by a panel of business and civic leaders following a competitive application process.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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