VERONA, NY – Variety magazine has named Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter this year’s Variety Creative Leadership Award recipient. Variety praised Halbritter’s significant impact on improving lives of the Oneida people and his influence for positive change throughout Indian Country and Hollywood. The article highlights Halbritter’s remarkable successes and accomplishments on behalf of the Oneida Indian Nation and far beyond.
“Ray [Halbritter] is a strategist and has won again and again for Indigenous peoples through sometimes quiet but highly effective work behind the scenes,” writes James Cameron in Variety‘s piece. “He’s extraordinarily humble. I am constantly inspired by Ray’s curiosity, vision, determination and humanity.”
Halbritter serves on the Board of Trustees for the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, CA.