Cherokee Federal Hires Clint Bickett as Chief Operating Officer

October 17, 2022


TULSA, Okla. (October 17, 2022)Cherokee Federal, a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), today announced the hiring of Clint Bickett as Chief Operating Officer.


With more than 20 years of c-suite experience, Bickett is well poised to support Cherokee Federal’s aggressive growth plans, delivery of best-in-class solutions and overall expansion within the federal marketplace.


“I am excited about what Clint will bring to our organization,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Federal. “His contributions will undoubtedly bolster our business and help us continue to build solutions and enhance delivery for our customers.”


In his new role, Bickett will lead Cherokee Federal’s operational group and will ensure the organization is well-equipped to meet and surpass the needs of its government customers. Prior to joining Cherokee Federal, Bickett served as the interim president and chief financial officer of PAE’s Global Mission Services, where he oversaw a $2 billion business and 13,000 employees.


Bickett also has held leadership positions with other top federal contractors, including Lockheed Martin and General Electric, where he managed millions of dollars in business operations and dozens of personnel.


“I look forward to working alongside the great team at Cherokee Federal and continuing to advance the company’s growth initiatives, ultimately building an even stronger organization dedicated to fulfilling the mission-critical needs of our government customers,” said Bickett.


Bickett holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He started his career serving the U.S. Army as Company Commander/Executive Officer - 1st Lieutenant where he oversaw operations, finance, procurement, contracts and human resources. Learn more about Bickett’s experience by connecting with him on LinkedIn.

In July, Cherokee Federal announced it achieved record growth, ranking No. 54 on the top 200 list of federal contractors published by Bloomberg Government. The organization ranked No. 42 on Washington Technology’s list of the top 100 contractors.


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About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal and its team of tribal companies is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses — the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. The mission of Cherokee Federal is to build a talented team that provides innovative solutions that solve America’s greatest challenges and serves Cherokee Nation with strong conviction and heart. For more information, please visit or follow Cherokee Federal on LinkedInFacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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