“To me, NAFOA means sharing” — Celebrating 40 Years of NAFOA

Laura Bartlett, Senior Vice President, BOK Financial

How many NAFOA Conferences have you attended?

How are you involved with NAFOA?
“BOK Financial delivers financial services to 40 Tribes and Pueblos across the country. We participate in NAFOA as a sponsor and attend NAFOA regularly — including the virtual NAFOAs!”

Tell us about your favorite NAFOA Memory:
“[The] NAFOA [Conference] at Tamaya in Albuquerque was my favorite. The beautiful views of Sandia Mountain, the hiking trail along the Rio Grande, and sitting on the patio making new friends and visiting with customers — all were highlights. Then came the monsoon in the afternoon, bringing all the sweet scents of rain with it. Truly a wonderful place and experience. I’m sure there will be other wonderful NAFOA [Conferences] to come.”

What does NAFOA mean to you?
“To me, NAFOA means sharing: ideas, experiences, successes, stories, lives, friendships. I salute the organizers for creating this structure for Tribal leaders to build relationships, and for us sponsors to lend whatever expertise we can to help NAFOA members to succeed.”

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Celebrate 40 years of NAFOA with us by sharing your favorite NAFOA memory. And, join us on April 4–5 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in Seattle, WA for the 40th NAFOA Annual Conference.



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