Consultants - Tribal Economic Development
Chad Smith Consulting, LLC        
-  Native American Owned 
 Consulting  Speaking  Seminars

A Professional Services Company founded to provided strategic, legal and operational services for continued economic development and self-sufficiency of Tribal nations.

Chad Smith, the former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, is a soft spoken strategic thinker who has been a powerful force in building businesses and working toward self-sufficient Native American nations.

During his 12 year tenure as Principal Chief - the Cherokee Nation grew its assets from $150 million to $1.2 billion, increased healthcare services from $18 million to $310 million, created 6,000 jobs and advanced education, language and cultural preservation.

Chief Smith’s success is a direct result of his principle-based leadership organization and his “Point A to Point B” leadership model.

This model works with business, government and people in everyday life situations. 

We provide consulting and training services utilizing "Point A to Point B" leadership model in the following areas:


  • Tribal Governance
  • Economic Development
  • Health Care System Design
  • Education System Design
  • Leadership Initiatives
  • Organizational Design
  • Legal & History Instruction
  • Art Initiatives & Development


  • Leadership: Point A to Point B
  • 100 Year Plan: Tribal Nation Building
  • Designing an Organization to Sustain an Economy
  • Building One Fire: Cherokee Art and Culture
  • Sovereignty and Identity: Cherokee Nation Citizenship and the Freedmen Controversy


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Chad is a visionary leader with a list of unprecedented accomplishments. He looks ahead, knowing that the decisions we make today must serve our children and our children’s children 100 years from now. 

Chad's efforts outside of the government and business arenas are diversified; he is a renowned legal scholar, published a Cherokee Art and Culture book, produced ten Youth Choir CDs in the Cherokee language, enjoys rebuilding old Studebaker cars, was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, rappelled from a nineteen story hotel to raise money for Special Olympics, and has bicycled the entire 980 mile “Trail of Tears” as part of a Cherokee youth leadership exercise. His dedication is inspiring and contagious.

A principled leader, Smith speaks passionately about developing leadership, improving education, building self-sufficient tribal nations, preserving cultural values and language, honoring the legacy inherited from his ancestors, and the inviolable responsibility to protect and exercise tribal sovereignty. Smith shares stories, observations, experiences and insights from his work as Principal Chief and his success in rebuilding one of the largest Indian nations in the United States.

Chad earned his J.D. from the University of Tulsa, 1980; M.B.A. from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 2008; M.P.A. from University of Wisconsin, 1975; and B.S.Ed. from the University of Georgia, 1973. 

Chad Smith Consulting, LLC                     

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