Margo Gray

President at Margo Gray & Associates LLC

Margo Gray

Margo Gray

President at Margo Gray & Associates LLC

Biography

Margo Gray‐Proctor is President of Horizon Engineering Services Co., an award‐winning, 8(a) Native American,woman‐owned civil engineering firm. The firm provides civil engineering consulting and design for gamingdevelopments, hotels, hospitals, airports, transportation and master planning, as well as project management forprojects.

She received her education at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK and the Tuck School of Business,Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. In addition to many state and local activities, she currently serves as theChairwoman of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and is a Board memberfor the American Indian Business Network Board Member for National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). She alsoCo‐Chair the Economic Development Sub‐Committee for the National Congress of American Indians, and is anactive member of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations. Margo has been keynote speaker fornumerous conferences across the U.S, advocating for Native American businesses.

Gray‐Proctor is proud Osage business woman who has built a profitable business in a traditionally male industry.Her leadership and determination has won her numerous prestigious honors and awards and including beenselected as The Journal Record’s “50 Making a Difference” recognizing Oklahoma’s leading Women. Ms. Proctoralso received the “Badger Award for Tenacity and Perseverance in Business” by the American Indian BusinessLeaders Association and the “Georgeann Robinson Humanitarian Award” presented by the Oklahoma Federationof Indian Women. Her flagship company, Horizon Engineering Services Co., was the 2007 recipient of the “StateBusiness of the Year” award bestowed by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma, 2005 recipientof the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s Indian Business Owner of the Year award, the2004 recipient of the National Indian Business Association’s Outstanding National Native American Woman‐OwnedBusiness award and many other honors, and has been featured in http://www.workingwomen.com and “Smart WomenTake Risks,” a book by Helene Learner.

Her background includes many years in tribal law enforcement and tribal government services. She is active in herOsage culture and holds the position of Head Cook at the “Jenny Gray Chapter” of the Native American church, ahigh honor for a woman in her Osage culture.

As a strong competitor in “Corporate America”, she encourages Indian entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams, andcounsels tribal leaders to create government and legal environments that will enable Indian businesses to thrive.She married to Adam Proctor and resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is very proud of her 3 sons and 7 grandchildren

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Margo Gray & Associates LLC
Horizon Engineering Services Co.

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Primary Location

Tulsa, OK, United States

Number of Boards

4

Number of Awards

4

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Former Alternate Area Vice President, Pacific Region at National Congress of American Indians

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Director at Institute of American Indian & Alaska Native Culture & Arts

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Board Director at National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

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Director at National Indian Gaming Association

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Director at National Indian Gaming Association

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Margo Gray
President at Margo Gray & Associates LLC
Education
Graduate

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is the graduate business school of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. Tuck is one of six Ivy league business schools. Founded in 1900, Tuck was the first institution to offer a master's degree in the field of business administration

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For a bachelor’s or graduate degree, continuing education, or study abroad program in the Tahlequah, Oklahoma area, look to Northeastern State University. Programs available for study include subjects such as Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Environmental Health and Safety Management, Health and Physical Education, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Psychology, Supply Chain Management, and Visual Communication. The financial aid counselors of NSU can help you apply for loans, the federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant, Smart Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and many scholarships based on need, merit, academics, and athletics. With their help, you may qualify for funds to pay for educational expenses like tuition and books. When it comes time to look for employment, NSU’s career services can help you achieve your career goals. Among the career services are counselors, career events, interviews, info sessions, workshops, job resources, employment data, and job, internship, and graduate school fairs.

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Career History
Boards & Committees
Board Member
Tenure Unconfirmed
Member, Board of Directors
Current

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR AMERICAN INDIAN ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT NCAIED)ASSISTS AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES AND THEIR ENTERPRISES WITH BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. NCAIED WORKS TO DEVELOP AND EXPAND THE AMERICAN INDIAN PRIVATE SECTOR WHICH EMPLOYS INDIAN LABOR, INCREASES THE NUMBER OF VIABLE TRIBAL AND INDIVIDUAL INDIAN BUSINESSES, AND POSITIVELY IMPACTS AND INVOLVES RESERVATION COMMUNITIES BY ESTABLISHING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INDIAN ENTERPRISES AND PRIVATE INDUSTRY. NCAIED FULFILLS ITS MISSION BY PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING SERVICES, A) SUPPLY MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO TRIBAL AND INDIVIDUALLY OWNED INDIAN BUSINESSES NATIONWIDE; B) SERVE AS A TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTER FOR NATIVE ENTREPRENEURS; C) PRODUCE CONFERENCES AND TRADE FAIRS THAT ADVANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACROSS INDIAN COUNTRY; D) ADVOCATE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKS NATIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT; AND E) EXPAND AND CREATE DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

Board Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to help all children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organizations in the United States. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, all ages in communities across the country.

Board Member
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National Indian Gaming Association operates as an inter-tribal association of federally recognized Indian Tribes. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Awards & Honors
2005
National Center of American Indian Enterprise Development, Indian Business - Owner of the Year Award
2004
Outstanding National Native American - Woman‐Owned Business Award
Georgeann Robinson Humanitarian Award
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