Albuquerque, NM | Phoenix, AZ â€” September 13, 2021 â€” REDW LLC, one of the Southwestâ€™s largest and fastest growing certified public accounting and business advisory firms, also nationally recognized as the premier firm serving Tribes and tribal enterprises, is honored to recognize the appointment of Hattie Mitchell to the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Tribal Finance and Accounting Advisory Board.
Hattie Mitchell is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) and will succeed Corrine Wilson, REDW Principal and National Tribal Practice Co-Leader, on the Advisory Board. Wilson was a core proponent and developer of the OSU Tribal Finance and Accounting program, helping it quickly grow into the acclaimed program it is today. Tribal accounting includes elements of both traditional government and for-profit operations with many additional unique challenges.
The nationally recognized OSU Spears School of Business Tribal Financial and Accounting program works to enhance the financial acumen of tribal leaders and tribal employees through virtual and in-person certification programs and conferences. Its Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate program won the prestigious 2021 Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) Education Program of the Year award.
In addition to serving on the board, Hattie Mitchell actively teaches workshops and seminars within the many OSU Tribal Finance and Accounting programs. Bolstered by her personal experience, Mitchellsâ€™ courses provide deep insights and include leadership training in grant management, structuring internal controls, and provide compliance and taxation guidance.
Hattie Mitchell joined the REDW Phoenix office serving tribes and tribal enterprises following tribal controller and other positions with tribes and organizations throughout the country. Mitchell earned a Bachelors in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting and Finance from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Mitchell was elected Tribal Treasurer of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation from 2012 through 2016 and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and Treasurer for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Entertainment Corporation.
The team at REDW greatly appreciates the commitment that Corrine Wilson made to develop the OSU Tribal Finance and Accounting program and is excited to continue her legacy with Hattie Mitchellâ€™s service on the Tribal Finance and Accounting Advisory Board. Mitchellâ€™s devoted service to Native American tribes, both directly in her work and through educating the community, help to develop strong financial management and effective decision making.