Tara Kitcheyan is senior advisor on Native American affairs for Resolution Copper. She is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the daughter of Kathleen Wesley-Kitcheyan, the first woman elected to serve as chairwoman for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.


“It is important to make the commitment to the industry, dedicate your time and attention to your job and put your whole heart into what you are doing. I have had great mentors at Resolution Copper who have taught me that success in small proportions leads to success in greater proportions and that my professional success contributes to the overall success of our company.”

Greatest achievement:

“I am most proud of my work with my own people, the San Carlos Apache. I have become the voice at the corporate level within the company for Arizona tribes, and as an Apache woman, anytime we can be a voice for the people, it is something to be proud of.”