John "Rocky" Barrett
John “Rocky” Barrett has served as Citizen Potawatomi Nation Chairman since 1985. He has served his nation as an elected official for nearly 30 years, beginning with his first elected position as Vice Chairman in 1971. As the chief elected official of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Chairman Barrett leads a five-member committee of elected officials who oversee enactment of the laws and ordinances under which the tribe is governed. He was instrumental in the creation and adoption of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s current constitution and statutes, which have contributed to the Nation’s extended period of stability and progress.
Barrett is also president of Barrett Drilling Company, an independent oil and gas production company, and Barrett Land and Cattle Company, a registered Angus cattle ranch. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business at Oklahoma City University, attended the Graduate School of Business at OCU, and was awarded an honorary doctorate of commercial sciences from St. Gregory’s University.