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AICCO

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) is a non-profit 501 (c)(6) Corporation

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma
Primary Location
PO Box 141424
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
Fax: 918.872.6382
918.624.9382
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Physical Address
5411 S 125th E Ave
Bldg C Suite 302
Tulsa, OK 74146
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State Board Members

William Lowe

William Lowe

William D. Lowe (2017-19) is the owner of WilLowe Consulting, LLC and is a proud Citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. William attended the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Boarding School and graduated from Eufaula High School in Oklahoma.  After high school William served his Country as an Infantryman in the United States Marine Corps for nine years. Once his military service was complete, he attended and graduated from Bacone College where he majored in Business Administration.

William began his professional career at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, OK serving as a membership coordinator.  It was there that he found his passion for Native American Non-profit Fundraising and Tourism serving as the Development/ Tourism & Marketing Director.  William is credentialed as a Certified Fundraising Manager and a Certified Tourism Industry Specialist through Indiana University-Perdue University Indianapolis. After honing in his skills as a business leader, William served as the Executive Director of the Grand Lake Association in Grove, OK.  William is the owner of WilLowe Consulting, LLC and assists Tribal Nations across the Country in Economic Development, Cultural Tourism, Fundraising and Event/Meeting Planning.

William is a member of the American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Green Country Marketing Association, American Legion Post 135, The Marine Corps Association and is a Bedouin Shriner. He formerly served on the Board of Directors for the American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association, Green Country Marketing Association, Lake Eufaula Association, Okmulgee Main Street Association and is currently serving on the American Indian Chamber of Commerce State Board of Directors.  William is also a 2011 recipient of the Native American 40 Under 40 Award given by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

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Brandon Caruso (2017-19) serves on the Board of Directors for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICCO).  Brandon is the current AICCO President for the Tulsa Chapter and Chairperson for the Tulsa Cherokee Community Organization (TCCO).  Brandon is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and works for Today Lending, a company specializing in the HUD184 Home Loan program, helping Native American families purchase, refinance, and build homes on and off tribal land. Every citizen of any Federally Recognized tribe is eligible for securing a home mortgage through the low cost, Federally backed, HUD184 Program.  Helping Native's secure home loans in OK, KS, CO, CA, OR, WA, NM, & FL.

     Brandon was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he obtained his BA at University of California Santa Cruz and MBA at University of Redlands in 2014 with an emphasis in Finance.  Brandon may be reached at (918) 388-9713 or Brandon@TodayLending.com  
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Ethan Beshirs (2018-20) the IT Commodity Manager/Contracting Officer for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.  Ethan began his career with Choctaw Nation in 1998, and has spent the better part of his time employed in the IT Department.  He is a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Choctaw University, and the leadership development program of Choctaw Nation. 
     Ethan lives in Calera with his wife, Selina, two daughters, Kayla and Lori, and new grandson, Royce.  Ethan is a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation.  He is a licensed medic and is actively involved in his community.  He is a 15 year veteran and current Fire Marshal of the Calera Fire Department.

Dean Turner


Dean Turner (2017-19)

Past President of North Central American Indian Chamber of Commerce of OK (AICCO) for three years. Served on state board AICCO for 9 years.  Served on US Army (SF), Past Commander American Legion, Past VFW Commander, All American Commander, Past President of Lions Club, Board Member on Lions Boys Ranch & Foundation, Deacon 1St Christian Church, 32 Mason, Scottish Rite VP Class, York Rite, Shriner, and many boards.

Received 100s of Awards, Melvin Jones Fellowship, Medical Technologist of the Year, and Who's Who in Business.  Owner of Turner Business Consultants (TBC) and EDT Adv. Co.  Married to Kay and have 2 Children, Timothy & Tiffany.

State Board Members

Brian Wall

Brian Wall is chairman of the Oklahoma City chapter of AICCO. He is Principal of Tatanka Creative LLC, a Native American-owned advertising firm serving tribes and government entities as well as business-to-consumer and business-to-business clients. He has served in marketing roles for the healthcare, education, publishing, retail apparel and tourism industries and has worked on the agency side of the business with national clients Ditch Witch, John Deere, Sonic Drive-Ins, and others.

Brian is a former military public affairs specialist with degrees in broadcasting and advertising. He is a past governor of the American Advertising Federation Tenth District (AR/LA/OK/TX).

A member of the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, he has served as a Commissioner with the Kaw Economic Development Authority. Brian is an alumnus of Leadership OKC, a recipient of the Forty Under 40 award by OKCBusiness and Achievers Under 40 award by The Journal Record. He is a proud graduate of the Walt Disney World College Program in Orlando, Florida, where he earned a Doctorate degree.

 

Linda Andre is the President of the North Central Chapter and a member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians from Michigan.  She has been a member and North Central treasurer for the AICCO for seven years. She was awarded the Paul Bickford Volunteer of the Year award in 2015.  Linda is the owner and marketer of her business, Silverhawk SocMedia.  She previously worked as Marketing Manager for Cimarron Casino and Little River Casino Resort.  Linda graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. 

Her and her husband moved from Michigan to Oklahoma in 2008.  She is involved in her county as Payne County Democratic Chair and her community as Cushing Native American Heritage Festival Art Show Chair.

Randa Covington, President of the Southeast Chapter, is a member of the Chickasaw Nation - Chickasaw Business Network Manager.  She has been a Small Business Owner for 28 years prior to beginning employment with the Chickasaw Nation.  Randa is a graduate of East Central University, post graduate work in Native American Leadership Studies, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 

Michael Attocknie is President of the Southwest Chapter.

Brandon Caruso is President of the Tulsa Chapter.