The Christopher Group Places Director of Strategic Initiatives at Oneida Nation Enterprises


OneidaVERONA, NY – Oneida Nation Enterprises, a diverse organization comprised of thriving hospitality, gaming, recreation, retail, and service brands, has appointed Kelly Hsieh as their new Director of Strategic Initiatives. This critical search was led and placed by Managing Director, Pam Noble, and Recruiting Manager, Gillian Hagerty. 

Ms. Hsieh will support the office of the COO in the Oneida Indian Nation’s strategic development initiatives by researching, analyzing, and vetting new business initiatives and strategic partnerships. She will support strategic initiatives by strengthening stakeholder relationships and working with Oneida Nation Enterprises to tailor solutions, prioritize objectives and proactively advance efforts towards project launch. She will also assist the COO with other activities while supporting the organization’s mission, vision, and values through responsible economic development. 

“We were thrilled to work with the Oneida leadership to fill the critical role of Director of Strategic Initiatives,” said Pam Noble. “It is a privilege to work with an organization dedicated to supporting its community that reinvests in the local landscape at every level and plays a unique role in enabling Oneida to reinvest in its surrounding community. Kelly brings a unique set of capabilities and a strong sense of community that will be a great asset to Oneida.”

Ms. Hsieh has enjoyed a stellar 20+ year career with roles held with companies such as Pepsico, Education Pioneers, S&P Global, and most recently J.D. Power.

About Oneida Nation Enterprises

Oneida Nation Enterprises was born as a means to fulfill a purpose – strengthening the Oneida Indian Nation and growing the Upstate-Central New York economy. For more than 30 years, they have been a trusted name that signals quality, superior service, and exceptional experiences. Today, the Oneida Indian Nation has regained more than 18,000 acres of its original homelands Dedicated perseverance has led to a resurgence for the Oneida Indian Nation. Today, the nation prospers through many diverse enterprises, including Turning Stone® Resort Casino and a chain of SavOn Convenience stores. This has allowed the Oneida Indian Nation to provide many programs and services to its Members as well as to reinvest in their enterprises and community, becoming an economic engine in the Central New York region.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.