Victor Flores, MBA, MHA
Director of Oklahoma Tribal Services
Victor Flores joined REDW in 2020 to head its new Oklahoma office as Director of Tribal Services in the state, effectively expanding the firm’s ability to better serve Indian Country in the region, as well as through the wide-ranging expertise and deep commitment he brings to the role.
Victor previously served as Chief Financial Officer for the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and in other leadership positions with the Tribe, including as CFO of its Tribal Health System. He applies his financial acumen to improve profits and operations, reduce costs, and develop financial and operational strategies, and has successfully led efforts to expand both commercial and healthcare facilities in metropolitan, suburban and rural environments.
A skilled negotiator and strategist, Victor’s business development activities include acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, securing corporate financing, and divesting assets.
In 2017, in collaboration with the Native American Financial Officers Association (NAFOA), Victor formed the non-profit Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium (OTFC) and continues to serve as its president. The OTFC brings together tribal finance and economic leaders from all 38 of the federally recognized tribal nations headquartered in Oklahoma and focuses on providing financial and economic education to tribes, with an emphasis on collaboration that strengthens organizational finance and fosters economic development.
In 2019, the OTFC released the Oklahoma Native Economic Impact Study, which was conducted by a third-party economist and reported FY17 tribal activities in Oklahoma as having a $12.9 Billion impact on the state. The OTFC has also partnered with Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business and the University of Oklahoma to create a Tribal Finance Certificate Program.
Master of Science in Healthcare Administration/Health Finance from Trinity University
Master of Science in Business Administration/Financial Management from Oklahoma Christian University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Financial Management from University of Phoenix in Oklahoma City
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Victor has been actively involved in Leadership Development through his longstanding membership in the following organizations:
- Native American Financial Officers Association (NAFOA)
- American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
- Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA)
- Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
Victor gives back to his community in myriad ways, serving on the following nonprofit boards and committees:
- Tele-Health Alliance of Oklahoma (TAO) – Board Committees
- Mustang Church of the Nazarene – Church Board and Finance Board
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF Oklahoma Chapter) – VP of the Board
- Central Oklahoma Integrated Network System (COINS) – Committee Chair
- Positive Directions Mentor
- United Way Committee