Hattie Mitchell, CPA, CFE
Phoenix, AZ â€” March 10, 2021 â€” REDW LLC, a Top 200 Accounting Firm and one of the Southwestâ€™s 10 largest CPA and business advisory firms, also recognized as the national leader serving tribes and tribal enterprises, announced today that Hattie Mitchell has joined its National Tribal Practice as a Senior Manager in the firmâ€™s Phoenix office.
â€œOur decision to add Hattie to the REDW team focused on consulting and accounting services is part of our overall strategic plan to expand our services for our tribal clients,â€ said Corrine Wilson, REDW Principal and National Tribal Practice Co-Leader.
â€œREDW is privileged to be an industry leader for Indian Country, and Hattieâ€™s impressive depth of experience and her involvement with national tribal affairs will make her a key team member.â€Â
Hattie Mitchell is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) and grew up on the PBPN reservation in Mayetta, Kansas. She served as the elected Tribal Treasurer from 2012 through 2016. Currently, she is Treasurer for the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and is Treasurer for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Entertainment Corporation.
Prior to joining REDW, Mitchell was Tribal Controller for the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians in Coachella, California. She also has had management positions with AMERIND Risk at Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, and Seneca Gaming Authority in Niagara Falls, New York.
Hattie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and earned a Bachelors in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting and Finance from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Her undergraduate studies also included programs at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England; Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Cantabria University, Santander, Spain.
REDW Senior Manager and National Tribal Leader Co-Leader Wes Benally added:
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to have Hattie join our tribal team. In addition to her impressive credentials and hands-on tribal experience, Hattie also represents a new generation of REDW leaders.”
“Weâ€™re proactively executing on our succession plan to ensure we continue to meet the ever-evolving and complex needs of our tribal clients, now and into the future. Moreover, attracting the best and brightest Native American professionals is one of the firmâ€™s core values, so we are also fulfilling that commitment.â€