TULSA, Okla. – Cherokee Federal, a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), today announced the hiring of Chris Buffoni as the company’s new senior vice president of growth and performance.

Buffoni brings nearly three decades of industry-leading experience to the new position where he will be responsible for driving Cherokee Federal’s sustainable growth strategies.

“Cherokee Federal is committed to serving the long-term needs of our government customers, and we have our sights set on continued expansion and amassing the critical resources required to serve the everchanging landscape,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Federal. “A well-respected and talented industry veteran, Chris brings an abundance of strategies that will help us analyze how we serve our customers better now – and in the future. Most importantly, he will help us maximize our investments so we can continue to provide a healthy return to our shareholders at Cherokee Nation.”

Prior to joining Cherokee Federal, Buffoni served in key senior roles at Leidos and SAIC where he led financial planning, forecasting and shareholder value creation. His cross-functional operating experience in the government services industry also includes strategic mergers and acquisitions.

“Having spent my career thoughtfully supporting mission critical organizations in a diverse set of financially-minded roles, I join Cherokee Federal eager to execute and build upon the high-growth strategic business plan my colleagues have in place,” said Buffoni. “Furthermore, I am delighted to work alongside individuals who continuously push boundaries to create solutions that build a better future for generations to come.”

Buffoni holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Saint Francis University and an MBA from George Washington University. He has attended executive education programs at the UVA Darden School of Business and Duke University. Learn more about Buffoni’s experience by connecting with him on LinkedIn.

Cherokee Federal and its parent company, CNB, bring strong financial backing, demonstrated performance and experienced management teams to help federal clients build solutions, solve complex challenges and serve America’s interests across the globe. Visit www.cherokee-federal.com to learn more.

About Cherokee Federal

Cherokee Federal is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses — the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.cherokee-federal.com or follow Cherokee Federal on LinkedInFacebookTwitter and YouTube.