Lt. Governor

Chris Anoatubby, Lt. Governor

Chris Anoatubby, Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, has served the Chickasaw Nation for more than 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, a Master of Business Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is a registered Doctor of Pharmacy.

Lt. Governor Anoatubby began his career in 1997 as a staff pharmacist with the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health and was named inpatient pharmacy supervisor a year later. In 2001, he was named chief of pharmacy services, and in 2010 was promoted to chief medical solutions officer of the Chickasaw Nation and president of the tribe’s Sovereign Medical Solutions. While working as chief of pharmacy services, he was named Outstanding Young Pharmacist of the Year by the Oklahoma City Indian Health Service for his implementation of innovative programs, exceptional leadership skills and development of mentor programs.

In an effort to improve the Chickasaw Nation’s health system, Lt. Governor Anoatubby led the implementation of numerous initiatives designed to increase functionality, accuracy and efficiency.  He was also instrumental in the creation of the state-of-the-art automated pharmacy refill center in Ada, which opened in 2007.

While serving as under secretary of the department of commerce, Lt. Governor Anoatubby led business diversification efforts in health care, pharmaceutical industries, health information technology and other health related businesses. The success of these efforts greatly increased the Chickasaw Nation’s ability to provide and expand vital programs and services for the Chickasaw people, about which he cares deeply. His responsibilities also included analyzing industry trends and changes in the political and economic environment that could impact Chickasaw Nation plans for economic diversification opportunities.

In 2018, Lt. Governor Anoatubby was named deputy secretary for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health where he was responsible for direct operational oversight of all clinical and non-clinical programs and services within the department. In this role, he continued his passion for service as the chief operating officer for the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, Ardmore Clinic, Tishomingo Clinic and Purcell Clinic.

Lt. Governor Anoatubby is committed to the serving the Chickasaw Nation and is focused on the mission to “enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people.”  He is dedicated to the core values of the Chickasaw Nation which guide him in his roles and responsibilities as a tribal leader. He is committed to the welfare, success and progress of the Chickasaw Nation and its citizens, and will work for the benefit of future generations Chickasaws.

Lt. Governor has served on numerous boards and committees including:

He currently serves on several boards including:

Lt. Governor Anoatubby and his wife Becky have three children, Brendan, Eryn and Sydney.