Leadership Celebrates Relationship with Tribal Art Dedication and Donation
REDW LLC, a national leader serving Native American communities and tribal enterprises, and HoganTaylor, the largest business advisory and public accounting firm based in Oklahoma, have joined forces to bring REDW clients across Indian Country the added benefits of HoganTaylor’s comprehensive technology solutions, including outsourced CIO and technology services, managed services, hardware and software solutions, and cybersecurity services.
This move is the latest for REDW and HoganTaylor, who have maintained a close affinity relationship for several years. REDW’s Oklahoma City office is located in the HoganTaylor offices in Automobile Alley. The deeper partnership will allow both firms to better serve their clients and provide a unique value proposition to Indian Country.
HoganTaylor’s team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping organizations use technology as a strategic tool to manage risk, increase productivity, and assure stakeholders of their IT program’s compliance with industry standards. This collaboration between REDW and HoganTaylor will ensure tribal clients across the state have the highest level of access to these tools and expertise.
“We’re proud to partner with REDW to expand our reach and bring our technology services to their tribal clients,” Cody Griffin, HoganTaylor Technology Services Lead, said. “We couldn’t be more excited and know this is just the beginning of a long-standing commitment to serve this important sector of the state’s business community.”
The two firms recognized this partnership during a powerful art unveiling event at HoganTaylor’s Oklahoma City office on Feb. 8. The joint event, which featured speeches by key leadership from REDW and HoganTaylor and many leaders from Indian Country, revealed a piece of artwork by Choctaw Nation Master Artist DG Smalling.
(Pictured, left to right: Cody Griffin, Victor Flores, DG Smalling, Karrisa Hodge)
The piece will be housed at the HoganTaylor office and was dedicated to in recognition of the ongoing national dialogue concerning Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).
In addition to the dedication, The HoganTaylor Foundation also awarded a $5,000 grant to MMIW – Chahta in support of their efforts to raise awareness of this important issue. The group was co-founded by Karrisa Hodge and Christa Lampkin, employees of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO).
On March 15, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022 which expanded the special criminal jurisdiction of Tribal courts to cover non-Native perpetrators of sexual assault, child abuse, stalking, sex trafficking and assaults on Tribal law enforcement officers on Tribal lands. On April 30, 2022, in recognition of the VAWA reauthorization, the state of Oklahoma recognized MMIW–Chahta as a charitable foundation.
“HoganTaylor is honored to help raise awareness of this important cause through the installation of this artwork and the support of MMIW – Chahta. We’re so happy to showcase DG’s powerful and impactful artwork in our office,” Griffin said.
Founded in 1953, REDW is one of the Southwest’s top 10 largest certified public accounting and advisory firms. From our Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Oklahoma City offices, just under 250 professionals serve the audit, tax, business, and financial needs of a wide range of clients, both regionally and nationally, including mid-market businesses, construction & real estate, technology, healthcare, hospitality, and government, including Tribal Nations and their enterprises. REDW also offers expanded services and expertise as an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. We take pride in attracting top talent from across the country who see our firm and the Southwest as a place where they can grow both personally and professionally. For more information, visit redw.com, linkedin.com/company/redw, or twitter.com/redwllc.
HoganTaylor LLP is one of the largest business advisory and public accounting firms in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Firm has more than 300 employees and provides tax, assurance, risk, business advisory, accounting, technology and many specialty and industry-focused services. HoganTaylor is an independent member firm of PrimeGlobal, one of the five largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world. Learn more at hogantaylor.com.