Jeff Haozous, Chairman
Jeff Haozous has served as Chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe since October 2002. He is responsible for oversight of the Tribe’s government and enterprises. His focus is to improve the lives of tribal members through education and economic development, to restore tribal culture, to address the Tribe’s twenty-seven year imprisonment by the United States, and to return the tribe to its homelands in New Mexico and Arizona. He worked in business prior to becoming involved with the Tribe. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from Duke University.
Lori Gooday Ware, Vice-Chairman
Lori Ware has been Vice-Chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe since October 2005. She served as the Secretary Treasurer of the Business Committee for a total of nine years between 1989 and 2002. Ms. Ware was a member of the Tribe’s Housing Commission from 1997-2003. Ms. Ware was employed for the Tribe and the casino from 1988-2007 in a number of positions, including Program Director and Human Resources Manager. Since 2007 she has worked as the Human Resources Coordinator for the Gold River Casino. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma.
Leland Michael Darrow, Secretary – Treasurer
Michael Darrow has been Secretary-Treasurer of the Business Committee of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe from 2002 to present. In addition, in 1986, the General Council designated Mr. Darrow Tribal Historian, a position that he maintains today. Mr. Darrow has consulted on several documentaries and movies related to the Tribe’s history as a result of both his position as Secretary-Treasurer and Tribal Historian of the Tribe. Mr. Darrow attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, where he majored in Botany from 1975-1980. He also attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1975-1980.