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The American Indian Center for Excellence (AICE) at Northeastern Okahoma A&M College will be hosting special guest speaker Margo Gray-Proctor at 10 a.m., Nov. 27th in the Kah-Ne-You-Ah Hall Gallery. The event is part of NEO’s observance of Native American Heritage Month.  Gray-Proctor is a member of the Osage Nation, Deer Clan, and president of Horizion Engineernig Services, an award-winning, Native American, woman-owned civil engineering firm. The firm provides civil engineering consulting and design for gaming developments, hotels, hospitals, and airports, as well as project management for projects all over the country. “Hearing Margo’s personal story of success will be inspirational and motivational to all of our students. We are honored to host her on our campus,” said Claudia Little Axe, AICE cultural specialist.

Gray-Proctor received her education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Northeastern State University. In addition to many state and local activities, she currently serves as the chair of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development and is the secretary of the American Indian Business Network Board of Directors for National Indian Gaming Association. She also is a member of the National Congress of American Indans and co-chairs the Economic Development Committee of Intetribal Transportation Association. Her leadership has won her numerous awards.

Recently, she received the Warrior Women’s Circle for Lifetime Achievement Award from Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations. She also was named 2012 Woman Owned Business of the Year from Oklahoma State University, 2012 Minority Business Champion of the Year by the Small Business Administration, and was listed in the 2012 Top 100 Native Owned Companies by Diversity.com.  Gray-Proctor lives in Tulsa. She is married to Adam Proctor and has three sons and seven grandchildren.

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