Ponca City resident earns National 40 Under 40 honor

August 9, 2019 | Featured|Headlines

Submitted By SCOT CLOUD | NOC Public Information

TONKAWA — The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development has selected Ponca City resident and Northern Oklahoma College Adjunct Instructor Daniel Sherron as a 2019 Native American 40 under 40 award recipient.

“Daniel was recognized as a 2018-2019 Adjunct of the Year for NOC,” said Dr. Pam Stinson, Vice President for Academic Affairs.   “We are so pleased to see that he is being recognized with this honor as well to reflect his contributions not only in the classroom but in the community.”
Sherron works full-time for the Osage Nation serving in the capacity of Clinic Manager for the Wah-Zha-Zhi Health Center in Pawhuska and serves as Gaming Commissioner for the Pawnee Nation.

Sherron is the first enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma to receive this award. He teaches Fall Principles of Management and Spring Human Resource Management for Northern Oklahoma College and was named Distinguished Adjunct for Northern Oklahoma College at the end of the spring semester.

He is an alumni of NOC and Southwestern College where he earned a B.S. in Healthcare Administration/Human Resource Development and an MBA.
The National Center recognizes 40 emerging Native American and Alaska Native leaders who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business, their professions, or in their communities.
This year’s class, the 11th, features leaders from a wide variety of fields, including tribal and state government, gaming, tribal economic development, business and consulting, academia, health care, the law, theater, marketing, and hospitality.

Winners hail from 18 states and Washington, DC. Over 30 unique tribes and Native affiliations are represented among the winners.
  “The 2019 class of our Native American 40 under 40 award winners is a truly impressive group of amazing young leaders,” said Chris James, President and CEO of the National Center.
“They join a growing community of past winners who are already making a difference in their communities and professions. I look forward to honoring their achievements and welcoming them into the 40 under 40 family.”

The awards gala will take place on Aug. 24 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ.

Daniel Sherron