Shane Jett receives Visionary Leader Award

Shane D. Jett, CEO of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, recently received the 2019 Visionary Leader Award in recognition for his contributions to the Native community development financial institutions industry.

Shane Jett wins executive of the year honor

Submitted by Cody Harjo, NAFOA Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) hosted its 11th annual Leadership Awards Luncheon during its 36th annual conference at The Roosevelt New Orleans. In front of a record-breaking audience, NAFOA honored the accomplishments of a tribal leader, tribal executive, financial deal advancing tribal economies, and an education program positively impacting Read More »

Community Development Corporation wins American Indian Chamber Large Business of the Year award

Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation was recently awarded Large Business of the Year by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma. According to a press release issued by the organization, Business of the Year Awards are given to the businesses that have given both time and monetary contributions through sponsorships, volunteerism and commitment to Read More »

Shane Jett joins Trump’s advisory board

Shane D. Jett, executive director at Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, was chosen to serve as a member of President Donald Trump’s Community Development Advisory Board. Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation provides financial products and counseling services to CPN members and employees nationwide as well as Native American owned-businesses throughout Oklahoma. Under Jett’s leadership, CPCDC Read More »

Community Development Corporation’s Pollard donates to tax preparation services

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Development Corporation is not the kind of financial institution that worries financial regulators like the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. More often than not, it is a champion of the little guy. Its staff works with tribal members and employees to provide financial products and counseling services. It offers these same Read More »

CPCDC’s Logsdon elected to national board for Native American lenders

In October 2014, Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Director Shane Jett was elected to the board of directors of the Opportunity Finance Network. Jett’s ascension to the highly regarded national lending organization was recently followed by Cindy Logsdon, who was elected as the new treasurer on the board of directors for the Native CDFI Network. Read More »

CPCDC secures largest amount of funding in more than 10 years

The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation was one of seven community development financial institutions to close on a multi-party bond totaling $127 million. On its own, the CPCDC has secured a $16 million bond as part of the United States Treasury Department’s CDFI Bond Guarantee Program. With this bond, the total amount of financing secured Read More »

Shane Jett speaks at UN Human Rights Council

On March 5, 2015, Cherokee Nation citizen and Citizen Potawatomi Development Corporation Director Shane Jett spoke before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Jett discussed the historical and contemporary issues facing Native American, and specifically the impact of the blood quantification in limiting young members from attaining full tribal memberships. His remarks are Read More »

CPN Director Shane Jett in election for Opportunity Finance Network board

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Director, Shane Jett, was recently nominated as a candidate for the prestigious and influential board of directors at the Opportunity Finance Network, the leading trade association and advocate for community development financial institution nationwide. Jett is the Director of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, one of the nation’s largest Tribally-owned CDFIs Read More »