Shana Tate

Shana Tate

Seat: #4

804 Ridgecrest
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) and marketing and public relations for Mercy Memorial Health Center (Ardmore).

Family and Hobbies

  • I enjoy spending time with my husband, Bruce Hammond, and my children, Lauren and Cole.
  • Football, basketball and track mom
  • Member of the First United Methodist Church of Ardmore
  • Enjoy learning the Chickasaw language
  • Member of the Mercy Hospital Ardmore Foundation Board of Directors
  • Member of the C/SARA Board of Directors