Board of Directors Vacancy – Big Arbor, LLC

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is seeking three (3) Board of Directors for our newly formed Big Arbor, LLC. The individuals will be appointed to staggered initial one (1), two (2) and three (3) year terms that end September 30 of 2024, 2025 or 2026 depending on the individual appointment to the Board of Director.  Please send a letter of interest and resume documenting education and/or experience related to the Board of Directors position. The applicants may be tribal or non-tribal.  The letter and resume must be sent to The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Attn:  Myles Stephenson Jr., Secretary, P.O. Box 729, Anadarko, OK  73005, by fax at (405) 247-2430 or by email at myles.stephenson@wichitatribe.com no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2024.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of Big Arbor, LLC is to carry out certain business ventures and/or economic development projects for the benefit of the Tribe.  For this specific company, the main focus will be on agriculture and food sovereignty.

BOARD OF DIRECTOR REQUIREMENTS:

  • The Board is composition requires that 2 members be enrolled members of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
  • 3 year staggered terms
  • 4 of the Board of Directors will serve as officers
  • Must be willing to serve as an officer if appointed or elected depending on the position
  • Must complete a background investigation packet and pass a background check
  • Must possess education and/or documented experience related to business, finance, accounting, agriculture or other related field

DUTIES:

  • Oversee and control the financial business affairs of the company
  • Employ administrative staff
  • Oversee and supervise the activities of the CEO
  • Adopt administrative and personnel policies and procedures
  • Attend monthly and special meetings