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American Web Loan Salutes Otoe-Missouria Chairman John Shotton on Being Awarded the Prestigious National "Native American 40 Under 40" Award From the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

October 1, 2012 - Oklahoma City, OK

American Web Loan ( salutes Otoe-Missouria Tribal Chairman John Shotton for having been named among the 2012 recipients of the prestigious national "Native American 40 Under 40" award presented by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

The award honors and recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders between the ages of 18 and 39 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to achieve significant contributions in business, communities and Indian Country.

American Web Loan is one of several successful businesses owned by the Otoe-Missouria people. The success of American Web Loan and other Otoe-Missouria tribal enterprises has greatly impacted job creation among tribal members and area residents alike, as well as resulted in the construction of new homes, improvement of existing homes and expansion of tribal programs and expansion of commercial zones within the reservation and surrounding communities.

Shotton has a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in public administration, both from the University of Oklahoma. He has been chairman of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe since 2007.

The "Native American 40 Under 40" awards will be presented at the 37th Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards Gala, a featured event of RES Oklahoma, Nov. 14-15 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa.

"We are extremely proud of John and congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition. A true leader and visionary, John Shotton has placed people first in every business transaction, and our company as well as all of the enterprises he is involved with benefit from his caring and commitment," said Jamie Schumann, General Manager of American Web Loan.

About American Web Loan:
American Web Loan is a tribal lending company that is wholly owned by the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians and its members, a sovereign nation located within the United States of America. AWL is dedicated to providing short-term financial solutions to Americans in need. Since its formation in 2010, American Web Loan has built a nationwide reputation for spearheading the industry's most innovative financial products backed by a singular commitment to client service excellence. The company combines an unparalleled team of experienced and dedicated financial professionals with state-of-the-art online technologies to successfully meet emergency financial needs. In addition to its sought-after portfolio of loan choices, American Web Loan offers comprehensive customer loyalty and financial education programs expressly designed to help solve money challenges in the short-term and improve clients' lives in the long-term. American Web Loan is a member of The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA), formed in 2012 to advocate for Native American sovereign rights and enable tribes to offer responsible online lending products.

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