The notoriously difficult Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination has a pass rate of 50 percent. Citizen Potawatomi Nation general ledger auditor April Sitton completed the test in October 2020 and became a CPA, joining the Tribe’s CFO as department staff with the credentials.
Veteran and Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Brian Walker completed a potential Texas first when his father Judge Scott Walker swore him in as a Justice on the Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas during the January 2021 investiture.
FireLake Discount Foods has remained a community staple since opening its doors in 2001, offering fresh, quality produce, meats and grocery options to the public. With additional locations in McLoud and Tecumseh, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation enterprise currently stands as the largest tribally-owned grocery store in the United States.
When he joined the Navy, CPN member Tyler Vinson thought military service seemed like a viable option for building a skill set, traveling and gaining real-world experience.
Among eight finalists, Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and special education teacher Sandra Bradley received recognition as Shawnee Public Schools’ 2021 Teacher of the Year.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Reese Dollins accomplished a feat sought after by every hopeful lawyer when a prestigious firm hired him immediately following law school. At 25 years old, he began his career as an attorney with Smith Hurst, known for its practice helping businesses, entrepreneurs and investors in northwest Arkansas.
Director James C. Collard, Ph.D. earned the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) recognition after completing courses and meeting requirements issued by Canada’s Forum for International Trade Trading (FITT).
The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Accounting Department the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 32nd year in a row in December 2020.
KFOR-TV and Oklahoma City-based Express Employment Professionals recognized FireLake Casino Revenue Audit Manager Megan Cobb as their “Most Valuable Performer” for November 2019
He has been chairman emeritus and a director at F&M bank in central Oklahoma since 2011, and has served in various capacities with the financial institution since purchasing it in 1972.