Press Release

Release Date: April 10, 2019

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • Brittney Orr

ADA, Okla. - Governor Bill Anoatubby has appointed Brittney Orr Director of Tribal Communications.

“Brittney Orr understands the important role effective communications play in our mission to enhance the lives of the Chickasaw people,” Governor Anoatubby said. “Her experience, knowledge and commitment to the Chickasaw people make her well suited for this position.”

Ms. Orr plays a decisive role in the production of communications that reach Chickasaw Nation employees and citizens.

She also manages, mentors and directs a team of professionals all working to get the news of the Chickasaw Nation published and available through multiple media types. It is an interconnected effort which includes not only communications but every other department within the Chickasaw Nation.

“I am honored to be appointed by Governor Anoatubby,” Ms. Orr said. “I have been blessed greatly by the Chickasaw Nation, both as a citizen and an employee. It is very rewarding to be able to give back to my tribe while serving the Chickasaw people. It is my privilege to serve in this new leadership role and I am grateful to be part of such an amazing mission.”

Ms. Orr began her career with the Chickasaw Nation in 2010 as a college intern, working with both the Chickasaw Nation and Koch Communications.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2011. She was on the dean’s list for academic achievement all four years and served as president of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.

After completing her degree, she accepted a full-time position with the Chickasaw Nation. As a communications officer, she wrote press releases, public service announcements, website copy and radio spots.

She joined the Chickasaw Nation Marketing Department in 2012 as a marketing coordinator. In this position she developed campaign project budgets, supervised contracts with vendors and advertising agencies, as well as worked with creative teams to develop new content.

In 2016, she became a senior creative marketing specialist. In this role, she helped promote Chickasaw Nation benefits, programs and entertainment. She also created content for the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s website, eventually leading a project to redesign the site.

Ms. Orr became a manager in marketing in 2017 taking a step into bigger picture thinking and bringing multiple teams together on projects involving different departments within the Chickasaw Nation. She developed plans and timelines, then guided marketing projects into implementation. At the same time, she supervised a team of marketing coordinators.

Becoming director of Tribal Communications is her most recent career milestone.

She is a 2017 graduate of the Ada Chamber of Commerce Leadership YOUniversity. She has reached the bronze level of the Chickasaw Nation leadership program and received a 30 Under 30 NextGen Award from ionOklahoma Online Magazine in 2015.

Ms. Orr serves on the New Little Sure Shots Leadership Team for the Annie Oakley Society based out of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The group celebrates the diversity of America’s heritage by honoring significant women who have achieved remarkable accomplishments or recognized as trailblazers of national notoriety.

She and her fiancé Phillip Morton live in Ada. The two plan to be married October 2019.