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Tribally Owned Insurance Provider, AMERIND Risk, Partners with Professional Golfer Gabby Lemieux


May 08, 2019 - Santa Ana Pueblo, NM – AMERIND Risk, Indian Country’s only 100% Tribally owned and operated insurance provider, is proud to announce its support of professional golfer, Gabby Lemieux (Shoshone-Paiute). This partnership enables Ms. Lemieux to continue her path toward the LPGA Tour while building awareness of the products and services AMERIND Risk provides for Tribal governments, businesses, and individuals.

“Elevating Tribal members like Gabby is what AMERIND Risk is all about. We are proud to sponsor an athlete of her caliber as she competes and inspires Indian Country,” says Mr. Derek Valdo, CEO of AMERIND Risk. “Her success began with her pursuit and completion of her college degree. Her efforts both on and off the course are a great reflection on the AMERIND brand.”

Ms. Lemieux, a member of the Shoshone Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, will wear and carry gear emblazoned with the AMERIND Risk name during her upcoming tournaments. A golfer since the age of 6, Ms. Lemieux was a 5A State Champion in Idaho, a 4-time winner and Big 12 Player of the Year at Texas Tech, and held the #1 ranking in the country. She is currently competing on the Symetra Tour, a developmental tour for rising professional golfers, and is scheduled to compete in 14 tournaments between now and the end of the year. Moving forward, Gabby looks forward to pursuing her goal of playing among the world’s best on the LPGA Tour.

“[AMERIND Risk] has helped my golf journey tremendously. Our partnership allows me to go out and play without the worry of how I will get to my next tournament if I don’t win. I enjoy spreading the word about the great work AMERIND is doing in Indian Country and I’m grateful for their help in making my professional golf dream a reality,” says Ms. Lemieux, “I hope my path inspires Native youth to follow their dreams, whether in sports, education, or their careers.”


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