Paige Williams Shepherd, Director of Corporate Development and Tourism, Chickasaw Nation-
Paige joined the Chickasaw Nation in October 2008. Her primary responsibilities include corporate development as a means for tourism development and the planning, development, management and operation of tourism for the Chickasaw Nation. Under the tourism umbrella, Paige oversees Chickasaw Country, the travel and tourism destination representing over 7,600 square miles of culture, nature, recreation and entertainment located in south-central Oklahoma. Currently Paige serves as a board member for the US Travel Association, Allied Arts, deadCENTER, Mount St Mary’s High School, Leadership Oklahoma City, UCO Foundation, Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Visit Norman among other civic and community boards. ION OK has recognized Paige for 30/30 NextGen, Journal Records Achievers Under 40, OKC Friday as Next Generation Most Powerful Oklahoman and most recently as Most Powerful in Communications by OKC Friday. Prior to joining the Chickasaw Nation, Mrs. Shepherd, an Oklahoma native, lived and worked in Washington, DC. Paige Shepherd is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Learning in Organizations from Vanderbilt University and holds a Masters of Tourism degree from The George Washington University in Sustainable Destination Management, with a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Restaurant Administration from Oklahoma State University. Avid travelers, Paige and her husband Jason seek to travel to a new destination or country every year to understand other cultures and be immersed in rich experiences.
Chickasaw Country 580-559-6380 Paige.Shepherd@chickasaw.net