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Akiptan is proud to bring you the team of people who are helping to make a change in Indian Ag Finance. Below you can meet our team of staff and the professionals from across the country that make up the Staff and Board of Directors. 

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Melissa Curley

Senior Loan Officer | 605-301-0426

Melissa Curley (Swan) is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She resides in a small Native community within the reservation boundaries with her husband Lucas and three children, Zanden, Shayde, and Addisyn. Melissa has been a part of the Akiptan team for three years, she started as a Loan Officer and is now the Senior Loan Officer. Melissa attended college at Saint Paul Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Business in 2020, then went on to graduate from Metropolitan State University with her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management in 2022. Melissa found her true passion working in the financial industry in 2011. With her professional and personal experiences, she understands the integral role that Native Ag. Producers play in the Tribal Nations economies and has seen firsthand the impact that it can have within Native communities.

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