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Pawnee Nation Tribal Development Corporation takes great pleasure in announcing the hiring of Mr. Andrew Knife Chief as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Knife Chief is the son of Dr. Charles and Kimberly Knife Chief and the grandson of John and Lois Knife Chief of Pawnee.  

A Graduate of Claremore High School, Mr. Knife Chief joined the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged before attending Oklahoma City University to complete his undergraduate degree, earning highest honors in doing so. Having graduated in 2008, Mr. Knife Chief than began his legal education at Oklahoma City University School of Law, graduating with his juris doctorate in 2012. After a short stint in the private sector, Mr. Knife Chief than came to work for the Pawnee Nation, of which he is a member. Starting as the Nation’s Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and culminating with his tenure as the Nation’s executive director.

Mr. Knife Chief will help ensure that the corporation is managed and led in an effective and disciplined manner. He will oversee all the daily operations of the corporation and work closely with our new chief executive officer to bring about a new attitude of success here at Pawnee Nation. His devotion to excel and his “employee” first attitude will help to energize the outstanding team we already have in place here at the Nation’s Corporation. 


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