The Wyandotte Nation would like to welcome Kim Harnar to the position of Chief of Staff. Kim returns to the WN Government after serving the past several months with the Nation’s Corporate Division. She has been employed with the Wyandotte Nation since February 2002, previously serving as the Government Controller and Chief of Staff. In 2005, Kim accepted a position with the WN Tribal Corporation, where she served as the Vice-President of Finance for Casino Operations. However, in 2008, the WN Government reopened the Chief of Staff position and Kim’s background in finance, tribal government grants/contracts and leadership provided an avenue for her to rejoin the Government.
Kim is a Native American and a member of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. She was born and raised in Northeast Oklahoma. Kim graduated from Wyandotte High School, Wyandotte, OK; Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami, OK and Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO, where she earned a B.A., Business Administration majoring in Accounting.
Kim resides in Seneca, MO along with her husband Donnie, of 18 years, and two sons, Tyler 17 and Timothy 15. She enjoys watching her sons compete in both football and wrestling. In her spare time, she enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and spending quality time with family and friends.
Kim currently serves as a board member of Twin Bridges Park Partners where she assists other committee members in planning the annual community Christmas event “Park of Lights” display.
Kim is very adept in developing and planning critical programs to achieve optimum results. She is a results-oriented administrative management professional offering 13+ years of successful management, and 8+ years knowledge of federal grants and contracts.
Kim Harnar can be reached by calling 918-678-2298, x 211