Office of Financial Resources

Tralynna Sherrill Scott, a Cherokee Nation citizen, was nominated to serve as Treasurer by Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., and was unanimously confirmed by the Council of the Cherokee Nation in 2019.  In this role, she leads the six divisions Cherokee Nation’s Financial Resources Department: Revenue & Accounting, Financial Operations, Acquisitions, Grant Services, Budgets, and Compliance.  In total, Treasurer Scott oversees the Cherokee Nation’s $1.5 billion dollar annual budget, as well as a Financial Resources staff of more than 100 employees.

Prior to serving as Treasurer, Tralynna worked at Cherokee Nation Businesses for more than 14 years.  At CNB, Tralynna held various positions in Accounting and Finance, and she served as in-house legal counsel where she focused on taxation, employment law, tribal gaming, and compliance issues.  Most recently, she served as Director of Corporate Tax where she was responsible for all aspects of corporate taxation within CNB and its 48 subsidiaries, which generate more than $1.4 billion in revenue and conduct business in all 50 U.S. states and 26 countries globally. 

Treasurer Scott has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.  She also earned a Juris Doctorate and Master’s Degree in Taxation from the University of Tulsa.  She has won numerous awards for her financial and legal work in Indian Country. 

Treasurer Scott and her husband, Brandon, currently reside in Bixby with their twin daughters, Hagan and Hadley.