Public Service

These are the men and women that devote their lives to serving the public and its needs.

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Beaulah Shavney

A brave military veteran, treasured elder and proud Chickasaw citizen
Shavney was a proud Chickasaw woman and an original member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary during World War II.

Benjamin Espinosa

A proud military serviceman with a love for his country and his tribe
Military service runs in Benjamin Espinosa’s blood.

Bill Scott

His selfless sacrifice is a reflection of the unconquered and unconquerable Chickasaw warrior spirit
Born in 1933, Bill Scott is a proud Korean War veteran and member of the Chickasaw Nation.

Bill Wright

A proud Chickasaw citizen and protector of Chickasaw Country
Chickasaw citizen Bill Wright, a Durant native and longtime veteran of the National Park Service, brought his skills back to Oklahoma in 2015.

Jay & Mike Mitchell

Brothers and military servicemen who have honored their nation and their tribe
Jay & Mike Mitchell are two brothers who have honored their nation and their tribe through years of service in the Oklahoma National Guard.

Jennifer Barnes-Kerns

Chickasaw attorney and foreign service diplomat
Jennifer Barnes-Kerns is the Vice-Consul and the Political/Economic/Public Diplomacy Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Dr. Judy Goforth Parker

A Dynamic Chickasaw Woman committed to the health of the Chickasaw Nation
Dr. Judy Goforth Parker is the Secretary of the Chickasaw Nation Division of Health.

Kevin Washburn

A lifetime of work advocating for the legal rights of Native American people
Chickasaw citizen Kevin Washburn has spent practically his entire adult life working on behalf of Native American nations.

Linda English Weeks

A proud understanding of what the Chickasaw people have to offer
Linda is a former administrator of the Oklahoma governor's mansion and is a strong advocate for all the wonderful things her state has to offer.

Lisa Billy

An unprecedented career in the Oklahoma House of Representatives
A former small business owner and educator, Rep. Lisa Billy, a decorated Chickasaw, now serves in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Major Matthew Neumeyer

A shining example of valor, courage and honor
From captain to major, Matthew Neumeyer is an exemplary display of the courage and fortitude found in the Chickasaws.

Neal McCaleb

More than 50 years dedicated to Oklahoma and the Chickasaw people
Neal McCaleb is a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation that has served the national and Oklahoma state government.

Robert Tuttle

Proud Chickasaw and trusted aide to former president Ronald Reagan
Though he has traveled all over the country and the world, Chickasaw citizen Robert Tuttle has deep roots right here in Oklahoma.

Steffani Cochran

The embodiment of what it means to be a dynamic Chickasaw woman
From Oklahoma to Washington D.C., Steffani Cochran embodies what it means to be a powerful Chickasaw woman.

T.W. Shannon

A modern-day Chickasaw warrior and public servant
Tahrohon Wayne Shannon is the state of Oklahoma’s first African-American Speaker of the House.

Thelma "Chincie" Ross

Military veteran devoted to furthering the progress of the Native American people
Ross dedicated much of her life to tribal involvement and furthering the progress of the Native American people.