Susan Chapman Plumb joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Head Office Board of Directors in 2024. She previously served on the Oklahoma City Branch Board of Directors from 2017-2022. She also serves as a board member of the Tahlequah Hospital Foundation, Markoma Christian Ministries, and Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Ms. Chapman Plumb serves as board chair and chief executive officer at Local Bank, previously known as Bank of Cherokee County, headquartered in Hulbert, Oklahoma, heart of the Cherokee Nation. Local Bank was one of the first Native-owned CDFIs certified by the U.S. Treasury. Susan has been in banking for over 20 years and previously practiced law in Cherokee County. She represented Cherokee families and children upholding the Indian Child Welfare Act on some of the first cases of the type in the Cherokee Nation.

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Susan received her journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and her law degree from the University of Tulsa and holds a certificate from the school’s American Indian law program. She has served as a delegate to the Cherokee National Constitutional Convention, chairperson of the Cherokee Nation Election Commission and is a trustee for the Cherokee National Historical Society.

She and her husband Loyal have four daughters, four grandsons and three granddaughters, and live on the Upper Illinois River in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.

Learn more about Ms. Chapman Plumb in TEN Magazine.