ARLINGTON, Va. – CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), a national professional services firm, has announced Samuel Owl, CPA, as leader of its national tribal government practice.
Samuel T. Owl Jr., CPA, CGMA, is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who grew up in a tribal community and recognizes the unique opportunity he has to serve tribes with CLA. Combined with his nearly 17 years of experience in the tribal community, Sam will lead CLA’s national tribal practice to provide opportunities, exceptional services, and create lasting value for clients.
“CLA is a professional services firm with a national presence that is committed to serving tribal governments and entities,” said Owl. “Since joining CLA in 2017, it has become clear our professionals in the tribal services industry understand tribal sovereignty and value the firm’s evolving relationships with tribes.”
“My peers and I are immersed in both the challenges and opportunities facing Indian Country. Our goal is always to be seen as a strategic advisor and create opportunities for the tribes, tribal enterprises, and tribal organizations we work with to assist them in realizing their potential through economic development.”
Prior to his role with CLA, Owl served as the chief financial officer with the National Congress of American Indians and in the Transaction Services team at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
– Clifton Larson Allen, LLP release