Deacon Turner

Guest Speaker June 19

Deacon Turner

Prior to joining the investment company Bernstein, Deacon worked directly for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, for both the Housing Authority and as a negotiator on tax treaties for the office of the Chief.
He was on the staff of US Senator David L. Boren. Deacon earned an AB, cum laude, from Harvard University, where he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He attended Oxford University as a US Rhodes Scholar, graduating with an MA in prehistoric archaeology.
Deacon currently serves on the Board of Cherokee Nation Businesses, a billion-dollar tribal operation, as Co-chair of the Executive Committee.
He is a Trustee of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, serves on the Board of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and on the Board of Directors of the Indian Nations Council of the Boy Scouts of America.