Certified public accounting and business consulting firm Redw, has announced the appointment of Hattie Mitchell to its National Tribal Practice as a senior manager in the firm’s Phoenix offic
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.
Mitchell 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.
Wes Benally, senior manager and national tribal co-leader at Redw, said: “We’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 firm’s core values, so we are also fulfilling that commitment.”