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Veronica Hix


Veronica Hix is the Executive Director of ONABEN, a national nonprofit dedicated to growing the economies of Indigenous peoples. Responsible for overseeing the organization's operations and acting as ONABENs spokesperson, she also manages the training programs associated with the organization.

Previously, Hix led the Cherokee Nation Economic Development Trust Authority, an Oklahoma-based, Native CDFI. An advocate for small business creation and economic development, Hix was named the 2010 Minority Business Advocate of the Year by the Native American Business Enterprise Center, a facet of the Minority Business Development Agency. She has also been recognized twice as a 40 Under 40 winner by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. With a background in marketing and public relations, Hix works to create opportunities for Indigenous-owned businesses to grow and prosper. Over the course of her career, Hix has created a network of opportunities designed to enhance business development within Native American communities.

Veronica is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, where she formerly served as a member of tribal government and engaged in economic development and private and Tribal public relations and communications.


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