2022 – Government
Bill Anoatubby, Chickasaw, has dedicated his life to improving the Chickasaw Nation’s finances, education, economic development, environmental protection, and healthcare. Under Anoatubby’s leadership, he has helped lead the Chickasaw Nation on a path toward greater self-sufficiency. Gov. Anoatubby has served as governor for 35 years and has brought about dramatic economic development, increasing tribal assets by two-hundred fold. Chickasaw Nation is one of the first Native governments in the U.S. to be designated as an A-102 tribe, with a superior rating for management and fiscal controls.