REDW and HoganTaylor Announce Strategic Alignment to Expand Resources to Indian Country Clients
By Alison Bailin -
Thursday Feb 09, 2023
REDW LLC, a national leader serving Native American communities and tribal enterprises that has its offices in Phoenix, Albuquerque and Oklahoma City, and HoganTaylor have joined forces to bring REDW clients across Indian Country the added benefits of HoganTaylor's comprehensive technology solutions, including outsourced CIO and technology services, managed services, hardware and software solutions, and cybersecurity services.
“Through collaboration with over 200 Tribal Nations and numerous tribal enterprises, the accounting services of REDW combined with HoganTaylor's technology expertise will provide a more comprehensive solution to meet the needs of our clients," says Victor Flores MBA, MHA, REDW Principal. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with HoganTaylor to bring technology services to our clients in Indian Country.”
This move is the latest for REDW and HoganTaylor, who have maintained a close affinity relationship for several years. REDW's Oklahoma City office, in fact, is located in the HoganTaylor offices in Automobile Alley. The deeper partnership will allow both firms to better serve their clients and provide a unique value proposition across Indian Country.
HoganTaylor’s team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping organizations use technology as a strategic tool to manage risk, increase productivity, and assure stakeholders of their IT program's compliance with industry standards. This collaboration between REDW and HoganTaylor will ensure tribal clients across the state have the highest level of access to these tools and expertise.
"We’re proud to partner with REDW to expand our reach and bring our technology services to their tribal clients," Cody Griffin, HoganTaylor Technology Services Lead, said. “We couldn't be more excited and know this is just the beginning of a long-standing commitment to serve this important sector of the state’s business community.”
The two firms recognized this partnership during a powerful art unveiling event at HoganTaylor’s Oklahoma City office on Feb. 8. The joint event, which featured speeches by key leadership from REDW and HoganTaylor and many leaders from Indian Country, revealed a piece of artwork by Choctaw Nation Master Artist DG Smalling.
The piece will be housed at the HoganTaylor office and was dedicated to in recognition of the ongoing national dialogue concerning Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).
In addition to the dedication, The HoganTaylor Foundation also awarded a $5,000 grant to MMIW – Chahta in support of their efforts to raise awareness of this important issue. The group was co-founded by Karrisa Hodge and Christa Lampkin, employees of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO).
On March 15, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022 which expanded the special criminal jurisdiction of Tribal courts to cover non-Native perpetrators of sexual assault, child abuse, stalking, sex trafficking and assaults on Tribal law enforcement officers on Tribal lands. On April 30, 2022, in recognition of the VAWA reauthorization, the state of Oklahoma recognized MMIW–Chahta as a charitable foundation.