Press Release

Release Date: April 10, 2019

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • Vicky Gold

ADA, Okla. – Governor Bill Anoatubby recently appointed Chickasaw citizen and experienced communications professional Vicky Gold to a leadership position in the Chickasaw Nation Department of Communications and Community Development.

Mrs. Gold was appointed Executive Officer of Communications Management and Support Services.

“Vicky Gold has a long record of dedicated service to the Chickasaw people,” Governor Anoatubby said. “She has exhibited servant leadership, loyalty, stewardship and a can do attitude throughout her career. Her work ethic and passion for serving the Chickasaw people make her a great asset to the Chickasaw Nation.”

Originally from Ada, Mrs. Gold began her career with the Chickasaw Nation 20 years ago as an accounts payable specialist. She accepted a position in 1999 as administrative assistant of the Chickasaw Times and has been in communications since then.

Communications Management and Support Services is charged with communications project management, departmental budgeting and finance, team member training, entering and storing vital statistics in a resource database, and the preparation of the Chickasaw Times.

Mrs. Gold’s duties include ensuring projects are completed in a timely manner to inform Chickasaw citizens of the Chickasaw Nation’s actions and that divisions within the Chickasaw Nation Department of Communications and Community Development are practicing responsible stewardship of the Nation’s resources.

“I feel very honored that Governor Anoatubby and (Secretary of Communications and Community Development) Robyn Elliott believe in me and know the Chickasaw citizens are first and foremost,” Mrs. Gold said. “I’m excited for the new challenge and working with a new team.”

Mrs. Gold has been married to her husband, Bill, also a Chickasaw citizen, for more than 16 years. They have four children, Billy Jack Gold, Melissa Morgan, Rachael Collins and Marcus Tartsah, and eight grandchildren.

“Over the last 20 years, I can tell we have instilled pride in our kids and grandkids in being Chickasaw, serving citizens and working for the Chickasaw Nation,” Mrs. Gold said.

Three of her children currently work for the tribe. The other previously worked for the tribe for 10 years, and Bill Gold retired after more than 30 years of service in housing for the Chickasaw Nation.

Mrs. Gold’s mother initially encouraged her to work for her tribe.

“She told me, ‘You are Chickasaw. You should be working for the Chickasaw Nation,’” Mrs. Gold said.

Since accepting her position with the Chickasaw Times in 1999, Mrs. Gold has worked as Chickasaw Times office manager, Media Relations manager and Media Relations director. She said her work ethic has been enhanced through the support of the tribe and its leadership.

“Working for the Chickasaw Nation and the Department of Communications and Community Development has exceeded what I ever thought I could accomplish,” Mrs. Gold said.