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 July Lunch Meeting with Tribal Chair & CEO of the Poarch Creek Indians Stephanie A. Bryan
 July Lunch Meeting with Tribal Chair & CEO of the Poarch Creek Indians Stephanie A. Bryan

Thu, Jul 11


Fairhope Yacht Club

July Lunch Meeting with Tribal Chair & CEO of the Poarch Creek Indians Stephanie A. Bryan

Our speaker for the July lunch meeting is the first woman to be elected for her role. Tribal Chair and CEO of the Poarch Creek Indians Stephanie Bryan serves on numerous national boards and leads a Tribe that has a significant impact on the economy of Alabama.

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Time & Location

Jul 11, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Fairhope Yacht Club, 101 Volanta Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532, USA


About the Event

Stephanie A. Bryan Tribal Chair & CEO

In accordance with the Tribal Constitution, “The Chairman shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Poarch Creek Indians, shall preside at the Poarch Creek Tribal Council meetings, and shall exercise any lawful authority delegated by the Tribal Council.” (Article VI, Section 1). As such, the Tribal Chair is elected by the General Council and is responsible for carrying out the directives of the Tribal Council.

In the daily operations of the Tribe, the Chair is responsible for supervising the following: Attorney General/Chief Legal Officer, Chief of Staff, Chief Government & Public Affairs Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Strategy & Special Projects, and the Tribal Council Office Director. Tribal Chair Bryan and her team are dedicated to elevating the quality of life for Tribal Citizens and creating sustainability for the generations to come.Prior to being elected Tribal Chair, Stephanie served as Vice Chair of the Tribal Council beginning in 2006. Her efforts in that role included extending health insurance to all Tribal Citizens and employees, expanding educational opportunities for every Tribal Citizen and First-Generation Indian Descendants, and taking a leadership role in the development of a new health clinic and assisted living facility on the Tribe’s reservation.

As the leader of the Poarch nation, Bryan represents the Tribe’s interests at both the state and national level. At the federal level, she is a nationally recognized advocate on issues critically important to Indian Country including ensuring the protection of Indian gaming, tribal sovereignty, and native-owned lands. She is also a champion for ensuring that the federal government does its part to provide Indian country with essential services such as healthcare and education.

The Chairwoman serves on several national boards including:

  • Department of Interior Secretary’s
  • Tribal Advisory Committee
  • Native American Rights Fund
  • National Indian Gaming Commission Working Group
  • National Tribal Gaming Commissioners and Regulators
  • National Indian Gaming Association
  • United South and Eastern Tribes
  • The Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children

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