Christopher Abel

Job Title: CIO/Director of IT
Organization: Citizen Potawatomi Nation


Christopher Abel serves as the IT Director for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation where he has worked for over thirteen years. His passion for family and history drove him to seek out a position at the tribe where he is also a tribal member in the IT department for CPN in 2005. Starting as a network technician, Christopher has diligently worked his way up to recently be named Director. Christopher has a passion for network and server engineering and has demonstrated such over his thirteen years at CPN. Christopher took the opportunity to move into management at the earliest chance he could and served as the manager for help desk services, server administration services, and network engineering. In 2016, Christopher was named Assistant Director of IT and continued his goals to be named Director in 2018. Christopher has a passion for learning and continuing education as well as a passion for fixing things. He graduated from St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, OK. in December of 2017 and from Mid-America Christian University in December of 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems.