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Moving On Up: This Week’s Promotions, Hirings and Appointments in the Business/Corporate World

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Indian Country Today Media Network compiled a list of business executives, managers, attorneys, board members, medical professionals, and others making big moves in (and out of) Indian country.

Kimberly Teehee, a former senior policy advisor for Native American affairs to President Obama, received a special appointment in April. Teehee, the current vice president of special projects for the Cherokee Nation Businesses, was named to the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission.

“I am humbled and honored to receive this appointment by [Tulsa, Okla.] Mayor [Dewey] Bartlett, and I thank the city council for approving my appointment,” Teehee told the Native American Times. “The Tulsa area has a substantial and growing Indian population with vast cultural knowledge and rich traditions. I look forward to working with my fellow commissioners and other stakeholders, including the neighboring tribal governments, to address the needs facing local American Indians.”

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Tod Pike

The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut has named Tod Pike president of KÔTA, A Mohegan LDI Enterprise, and chief sales officer of LDI Color ToolBox. Pike was previously a senior vice president of Samsung Electronics America.

Mohegan Chairman Kevin Brown “Red Eagle” said, “The hiring of Tod Pike demonstrates our commitment to KÔTA and our desire to be the best in the industry. His extensive experience and recognition in the marketplace allows the Mohegan LDI partnership to further develop the KOTA brand. We are extremely pleased to have Tod joining us in the Tribe’s evolving and dynamic business diversification.”

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Chris Stearns

Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) has reappointed Chris Stearns, Navajo Nation, to the Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC). Stearns was first appointed to the commission in 2013, and will serve until 2021.

“It is a true privilege to continue serving as a commissioner,” Stearns, the current chair of the commission, said about his reappointment in a news release. “Gambling continues to be a hot topic, and I look forward to following the evolving technology that goes along with gambling.”

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