The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has elected its first female tribal chair.
Tribe officials said in a statement Tuesday that Stephanie A. Bryan has been elected to serve as the tribe's new leader. Officials say Bryan is replacing Buford L. Rolin, who is retiring.
In a statement, Bryan says she's humbled that the tribe's general council has put faith and confidence in her leadership abilities.
Officials say Bryan has served as the vice chair of the Poarch Creek Indians Tribal Council since 2006, and has held leadership roles on numerous boards and committees.