Shana Tate Darter

Shana Tate Darter

Seat: #4

2401 12th NW #117-12
Ardmore, OK 73401
Cell: (580) 235-1438

Clan and House Names

  • Clan: Raccoon
  • House: Impichchaachaaha’ (high corn crib)

Lineal Ancestors

  • Charles Tate, Father
  • Juanita Keel Tate, Grandmother
  • Guy Keel and Lula Potts Keel (original enrollees), Great Grandfather, Great Grandmother
  • Chief Edmond Pickens, Great-Great-Great Grandfather
  • Governor Cyrus Harris, Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather

Type of Tribal Involvement

  • Elected to Chickasaw Tribal Legislature 2009


  • Educate the citizens of the Chickasaw Nation of the services available
  • Work to maintain up-to-date medical equipment and facilities for our health clinics
  • Work on expanding services for at-large citizens

Education and Career

  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing and International Business, minor in Spanish, Oklahoma State University
  • Work history includes sales representative for Deluxe Financial Services (Lansing, Michigan), account representative for Visa Debit Processing Service (Denver, Colorado) marketing and public relations for Mercy Memorial Health Center (Ardmore) and former director of Girls on the Run of Southern Oklahoma.

Family and Hobbies

  • I enjoy spending as much time with my family as I can, including my adult children, Lauren and Cole.
  • Proud supporter of Oklahoma State University athletics
  • Member of First Methodist Church, Ardmore
  • Enjoy learning the Chickasaw language
  • Former trustee of the University Center of Southern Oklahoma
  • Board member of the Ardmore Main Street Authority