NACA also announces newest members – Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, Seminole Tribe of Florida and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
“We are extremely proud to welcome our new board members,” said NACA Executive Director Joe Valandra. “Each Director provides NACA with unique talents, experience and perspective that will help guide us in our ongoing mission to strengthen and expand federal contracting rights available to our members. We appreciate their commitment to serve NACA, and willingness to leverage their expertise to strengthen our entire Native contracting community.”
- Malia Villegas, Board Secretary; SVP, Community Investments, Afognak Native Corporation
- Sean Harte, Board Treasurer; Secretary, Board of Directors, Command Holdings
- Cynthia Berns, VP, Community & External Affairs, Old Harbor Native Corporation
- Sheri Buretta, Chairman of the Board & Interim CEO, Chugach Alaska Corporation
- Annette Hamilton, VP & Chief Operating Officer, Ho-Chunk, Inc.
- Napua Leong, Director of Communications, DAWSON
- Gail Schubert, President & CEO, Bering Straits Native Corporation
- Kimberley Teehee, SVP, Government Relations, Cherokee Nation Business
- Charles Totemoff, Chairman and President & CEO, Chenega Corporation
- Wizipan Little Elk, CEO, Rosebud Economic Development Corporation
Native Business Magazine
Carmen Davis - Founder, Publisher and Executive Editor
Mrs. Davis is the founder, publisher and executive editor of the only Native American wholly owned and operated national tribal business publication, Native Business Magazine, and the producer of the annual and nationally attended Native Business Summit.
Mrs. Davis is also president of Davis Strategy Group has over 23 years of service to Indian Country and as an entrepreneur she has successfully established, operated, managed and grown several businesses in multiple sectors. She is equal parts a strategic visionary and behind-the-scenes implementor, essential in guiding and overseeing every process of brand development, business expansion, nation-to-nation relationship building and more.
She was named in 2009 as one of the first recipients of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s, “40 Under 40” award which recognizes up and coming community and business leaders from across Indian Country.