The U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve office awarded Citizen Potawatomi Nation East Clinic pharmacist Penny Southern its Patriotic Employer Award after a nomination from a co-worker and Air National Guard member.
The East Central University Athletics Department has awarded the 2021 Milam Award to Richard Brown, former ECU football player and Citizen Potawatomi Nation Human Resources Department Director.
The National Indian Education Association named Citizen Potawatomi Nation member and Department of Education employee Matt Higdon the 2021 Elder of the Year.
Rachel Watson joined the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education this summer as a college advisor, bringing a diverse and unique educational background and career experiences.
First National Bank & Trust Co. welcomes James P. Boggs as executive vice president. Boggs has had a long and impressive career in the banking industry and has proven himself to be a leader in the community.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services welcomed Dakota LeClaire as the new East Clinic public health nurse in March 2021.
Scott Kemp is the new senior lending officer at The First National Bank & Trust Co. of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Kemp brings a high degree of knowledge to First National Bank, thanks to his years of experience in the sector.
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.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services Director of Clinical Operations, Lauren Bristow, has served on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. She worked closely with fellow CPNHS leadership to organize COVID-19 testing and vaccination drives while also helping the Tribe’s clinics maintain operation.
Childress’ level of experience and knowledge regarding the functions of banking and accounting makes him well-suited for his role as an internal auditor, which he accepted in May 2021.