Margo Gray announced her Campaign for the Office of the Principal Chief of the Osage Nation in December 2013. A citizen of the Osage Nation, she is the President of Margo Gray and Associates. Ms. Gray is the former Chairwoman for the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, she currently serves on the National Board of Directors of Big Brothers and Sisters, is a board member of the American Indian Business Network, board member for the National Indian Gaming Association, co-chair for the Economic Development Sub-Committee for the National Congress of American Indians, Treasurer of the United Indian Nations of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, and active member of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations, among her work with many other organizations.
Ms. Gray believes people need a leader who not only will fight and stand strong for tribal sovereignty, but who will also be a champion of the Osage citizenry and a peacemaker - someone with energy, passion, and vision; someone unafraid to step up and speak out, but with diplomacy and respect for the views of others. She believes the Osage Nation must be a good employer, so employees are confident that hard work, integrity, and accountability will be rewarded. Ms. Gray wants to strengthen her Nation’s relationships with key partners, foster the development and improvement of our economy and preserve the Osage way of life for all wherever they live. She is offering her forty years of professional experience in service to Indian Country, her commitment to principled leadership, and her deep belief in each Osage from the oldest to the youngest.