AKWESASNE, NY (WWTI) – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has announced that Heather Henry will take over as Tribal Government’s new Chief Financial Officer.
According to the tribe, Henry was hired in 2014 as chief financial officer and had been deputy chief financial officer since January 2021 before officially accepting the position of chief financial officer on June 27. The tribe said they have years of financial experience that will help strengthen the tribe. the financial responsibility of the government and its accountability to the members.
Henry is a Registered Tribal Member, along with his three children, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University located in Flint, Michigan in 2004 with a minor in Business Management. In 2007, she earned a Master of Science in Finance from Indiana University, where she attended the highly regarded Kelley School of Business.
“We extend our sincere congratulations to Heather on her significant career achievement and know that she will do her best to support the tribe as we navigate the challenges, opportunities and financial management issues that lie ahead for the benefit of of the community of Akwesasne,” shared the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council.
Prior to joining the Tribe, Henry was Associate Controller at Clarkson University in Potsdam for three years and served as a Principal Financial Analyst for ALCOA and Financial Analyst at General Motors, both located in Massena. Henry said she was looking forward to stepping into her new role.
“I am very excited to use my skills and experience in financial management to build economic diversification and self-sufficiency,” said Henry. “It’s a huge task and challenge, but the tribe has done a tremendous job of bringing together a professional team of financial analysts and accountants who have the best interests of the community at heart.
As the tribe’s chief financial officer, Henry will be responsible for all matters relating to the financial affairs of the tribal government; including financial analysis, ensuring sound accounting practices and strengthening relationships with banking institutions. Other responsibilities include investments, audits, financing agreements, as well as summaries and forecasts of future growth and general economic outlook.
More information about the position and Henry can be found on the SRMT website.