Native American Entrepreneur Spotlight – Jason Coochwytewa

Native American Entrepreneur Spotlight – Jason Coochwytewa

March 16, 2023


Insight in Indian Country Podcast

Trusted Expertise to Serve Tribal Nations

Here at REDW, we’ve always embraced an entrepreneurial spirit for the betterment of the clients we serve, and especially seasoned professionals like Jason Coochwytewa.

Jason is the CEO of Urias Communications, a Phoenix-based advertising and public relations agency with a niche in multicultural markets. He is a respected professional with more than 26 years of expert knowledge in the marketing, communications, and event planning business. In this special episode, REDW Principal and National Tribal Practice Leader Wes Benally is talking with Jason about building a business from the ground up and targeting success as an entrepreneur.

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Meet Your Hosts

Wesley Benally

Wesley Ryan Benally, CPA

REDW Principal and National Tribal Practice Leader

As the leader of REDW’s National Tribal Practice, Wes is committed to improving financial literacy throughout Indian Country. He oversees audits of a wide range for Native American communities, state and local government agencies, and non-profits, nationwide and is a member of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy’s Peer Review Oversight Advisory Committee and serves as an instructor with Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute.

Jason J. Coochwytewa

CEO, Urias Communications (UC)

Jason is Hopi and Isleta and is deeply connected to Native American communities throughout the U.S. He is also a marketing wizard who has been with UC since its inception. Jason was named Chief Executive Officer of the agency in 2021, previously serving as Chief Operating Officer. His creative marketing skills, combined with keen attention to production detail, gives UC clients exactly what they’re looking for: direct connection to their intended markets with campaigns that resonate and are on time and within budget.

Compensation Studies—Your Key to Hiring & Retaining Top Talent.

It’s important to attract—and retain—the best employees to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of your tribal organization. And given an exceptionally competitive labor market and the usual budget constraints, this means basing your employee compensation and benefits programs on relevant and reliable data.

Learn more about REDW’s 2023 Tribal Compensation Study.

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