Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Gaming

This award honors those in Oklahoma Indian Gaming Operations who have worked through the ranks and made significant impact in their own workplaces and communities and who have also been living examples of the positive impacts that Oklahoma’s Tribal Government Gaming industry has brought.

These recipients epitomize the intent and purpose of Tribal Government Gaming Operations. Their personal achievements and growth has helped the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Industry achieve the high level of success that we now enjoy.

These milestones of their success are not only measured in actual dollars or profits for their tribal benefactors, but the personal, professional and spiritual growth of those involved in this industry.

Most importantly, these honorees have helped our young people grow into strong young men and women, and have proven that if given the opportunity, ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things, thanks to the dedication and discipline that this industry offers its members.

Modern Day Warrior Award

This award is designed to honor professionals in the Indian Gaming Industry who have dedicated tireless effort and support to champion the cause of Oklahoma Tribal Government Gaming.

The Modern Day Warrior has traded the arrow for the pen, and has been Tribal Government Gaming’s front line of defense for the rights and sovereignty of the nations that comprise the Indian Gaming Industry,  in order to keep us on a viable path of progress and prosperity for generations to come.

Modern Day Warrior’s Award

Ken Bellmard
David McCollough
Geoffrey Standing Bear
Jess Green
Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.
Dean Luthey
Steve York
Jamie Hummingbird
Rick Grellner
Elizabeth Homer
Terri Poust
Tim Harper
Tracy Burris
J R Matthews
Aaron Rubin
Phil Ostrander
Brian Foster
Jhane Meyers
John Tahsuda

Chairman’s Award

Ray Barnett
Janie Dillard
Danny Captain
Nelson Johnson
James Starr
Tammye Gwin
Gary Carlson
Phil Boden
John Harrington
Farrell Kaaihue
Paula Penz
Steve Degraffenreid
Ruby Fernandez
Gary Loebig
Christian Fenner
James B. Druck
Thomas E. Fox
Mike Petray
Jerrad Gooday
Margaret Rutledge
Julie Dunn
Glen Coleman

Modern Day Warrior’s Award

Gordon Sjodin
Philip N. Hogen
Rick Hill
Michael Lombardi
Keller George
Jerome L. Levine
Greg Clarbour
Scott Clarbour
Jack Gardner
Brian Brook
Ron Harris
Jerry Lankford
Robin Lash Prairie Chief
John James
Roy McClelland

Chairman’s Award

Lorinda Driskill
Shawn Slaton
Bruce Barnett
Mark Hafner
Gwendolyn Rice
Robert F. “Skip” Lannert
Barbara Kyser-Collier
David Robinson Jr.
John Henry
Kris Littleraven

Modern Day Warrior’s Award

Wes Pappan
Nick Farley
Joe Bunch
Gordon Graves
James Starr
Matthew Morgan
Jason Nichols
Janie Dillard

Chairman’s Award

Robert Bennett
Jim Stuart
Cathy Holmes
Linda Canada
Karin Christensen
Haskell Alexander
Jerry Floyd

Modern Day Warrior’s Award

Robert Thompson
John Marley

Chairman’s Award

Mickey Spears
Cheryl Williams
Rob Miller

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Laura K. Ruppert
Gary Weddell
Paula Penz

Chairman’s Award

Norm DesRosier
Tracie Stevens

Warrior Award

Dan Little
David Qualls

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OIGA Founders Award

David Qualls
Tim Harper
Wanda Stone

Warrior Award

Bob Moore
Rolen Miller

Modern Day Warrior’s Award

Elizabeth Homer
Michael Lombardi
Jonodev O. Chaudhuri

Chairman’s Award

Wayne McCormick
Ina Grant
Melissa Cox