TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Health Services Deputy Executive Director Brian Hail has been named Chairman of the Board for the Heartland Medical Manufacturing Regional Cluster (HAMMRC) Board of Directors.  

Cherokee Nation is a founding partner of HAMMRC, a two-state corporation with a focus on attracting and keeping high-quality health care manufacturing jobs in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

“Cherokee Nation appreciates Brian’s service to the mission of HAMMRC and his new role will be an opportunity for him to provide leadership and expertise while carrying Cherokee Nation’s unique perspective as a tribal government to the board,” said Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief Bryan Warner. “We know he is committed to ensuring HAMMRC continues its important work to bring enhanced economic development opportunities to our region.”

The goal of HAMMRC is to develop the burgeoning medical manufacturing cluster initiated by the communities along the Highway 62 corridor, between Washington County, Arkansas, and Adair and Cherokee Counties of Oklahoma.

Hail, who has served on the board since 2021, will be tasked with engaging and involving regional healthcare stakeholders in HAMMRC which is central to its strategy of increasing partnerships in the area.

“I want to express my gratitude for the trust and confidence the board has placed in me by electing me to serve as the chair,” said Hail “I look forward to continuing the work to realize the strategic plan we’ve recently updated.”

To learn more about the work of the Heartland Medical Manufacturing Regional Cluster visit https://www.hammrc.com.