Arthur R. Halbritter

Arthur R. Halbritter, PGA Professional
Oneida Nation Representative and Chief Executive Officer, Oneida Nation Enterprises, LLC
Main Address:
C/O Turning Stone Resort
5218 Patrick Rd
Verona, NY 13478-3012

(315) 361-7633
Ray Halbritter has been Nation Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation since 1975 and Chief Executive Officer of its enterprises since 1990. His accomplishments include achieving federal government recognition of the Nation's traditional form of government, creating Oneida health and social programs, constructing new housing, and establishing education and culture programs. Under Halbritter's leadership the Nation has: Endowed a professorship at Harvard Law School; Sponsored the True Spirit of Thanksgiving, float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; Was a major donor to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian; Won the 2007 Condé Nast Johansen Most Excellent Resort award for all resorts in the U.S. and Canada and the 2010 Condé Nast Johansen Most Excellent Golf Resort award; Hosts the PGA TOUR Turning Stone Resort Championship, which was honored for Best Branding and Signage in 2009. The Oneida Nation's businesses include Turning Stone Resort, the SavOn chain of convenience stores, Indian Country Today and a media production company. Halbritter is executive producer of: A Grammy-nominated record album; "Raccoon & Crawfish," a 3D animated short film that was screened at Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards; and "World of American Indian Dance," which aired on NBC. Through its enterprises, the Nation has earned national and international recognition and honors, including Four Diamond ratings from AAA for the resort's luxury hotels and one of its restaurants; an Academy of Country Music award; and multiple golf awards. The Nation's Atunyote Golf Course hosts both the Turning Stone Resort Championship and the annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge charity event, which Tiger Woods won in 2009. Halbritter is chairman of the Turning Stone Resort Championship and the Upstate New York Empowerment Fund, the charitable arm of the tournament.
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