CIE names new CEO


Special to Atmore News

Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA) has announced the appointment of Cody Williamson as the new President/CEO.
Before moving into the President/CEO position, Williamson served as a member of the CIEDA board of directors for three years in addition to holding high ranking positions with Wind Creek Hospitality. Most recently he held the position of Vice- President of Regulatory Compliance and before that he was the Property Manager of Wind Creek Wetumpka for over six years. Additionally, Williamson has served as the Director of Purchasing for PCI Gaming and as an attorney for the Poarch Creek Tribal Legal office.
He holds a finance degree from the University of Alabama, as well as a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
“We are excited to have Cody as the new president/CEO of CIEDA,” Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Chair and CEO Stephanie A. Bryan said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will enhance the Tribe’s portfolio of businesses, and will move us forward into the next decade with growth and development.”
Over the years, Williamson has served in a variety of civic capacities including as a board member for the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce and the Elmore County Economic Development Authority as well as a member of the Wetumpka Rotary Club, the Montgomery Lion’s Club, and the Wetumpka Gateway Commission.
“As a board member, I have been witness to CIEDA’s growth over the past three years,” Williamson said. “We have an aggressive vision for the future of CIEDA and its task of diversifying the Tribe’s portfolio with high performing business ventures. I believe there is limitless potential to what we can achieve. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with CIEDA in this capacity and look forward to working with the team here at CIEDA to lead this organization into the future.”