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Sue Fish

Assistant to Director of Administration and Operations


Sue Fish, (Chickasaw/Choctaw) joined the staff as the Assistant to the Director of Administration and Operations in May 2007. She brings over 30 years experience working with state, local, national, and international Native American organizations. Sue is Certified Procurement Officer (CPO) and member of Oklahoma Association of Public Procurement (OKAPP).

Upon receiving an Associate’s Degree from East Central University, Sue worked for the Chickasaw Nation for 10 years and as Special Assistant to Governor Bill Anoatubby. In 1989, Sue and her family relocated from her hometown in Ada, Oklahoma, to Norman, Oklahoma where she served as Managerial Associate for the University of Oklahoma’s American Indian Institute for 17 years.

Sue has a passion for preserving Tribal languages and culture and is a member of the Oklahoma City Metro Chickasaw Community Council. Outside of her job, Sue wears many hats. She works alongside her husband of 36 years, Willie Fish (Muscogee Creek), who is a minister. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. In addition, for 15 years, Sue has served on the Indian Falls Creek Board, which organizes a yearly summer nation-wide Baptist Christian camp. She also volunteers for various Native American Christian boards and committees which promote unity and address pertinent spiritual challenges affecting Native Americans. Sue is also an accomplished Native American basket weaver and is a member of the Oklahoma Basket Weaver’s Association and the Oklahoma Native American Basket Weaver’s Association.

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