Cherokee Nation Names New Controller

March 02, 2012

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation has a new controller to manage its finances. Jody Reece, of Muldrow, took on the job in late February.

“Mr. Reece has more than 20 years of financial experience, both in the private sector and in tribal government,” said Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “The Cherokee Nation will greatly benefit from his talents and expertise.”

Reece is a Cherokee citizen who grew up in Webbers Falls. He has an accounting degree from Northeastern State University and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Management Accountant.

Reece previously worked for the Nation from 1991 to 1997, starting as an accountant and eventually being promoted to controller, and again from 1998 to 1999, as director of grants administration and land management. Reece has 15 years of experience in private industry that includes six years of handling the financial books at a trucking company he started and more than four years managing accounts receivable and customer credit for a regional food distributor, a position he held immediately prior to being named the Cherokee Nation’s new controller.

“I’m just happy to be back with the tribe and serve the people,” said Reece.

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