NAFOA’s 35th Annual Conference
The Native American Finance Officers Association hosted its 35th annual conference in San Francisco. The three-day conference included award ceremonies and sessions on leadership, self-determination, economic development, taxation and tribal governments, and private banking and capital. NAFOA also launched the Orange Book, a financial management guide for tribal governments, and the Gen-I Career Success Fellows Leadership Program, an online educational program created to train fellows for professional roles.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II and NAFOA’s President Cristina Danforth, Oneida Nation
NAFOA President Cristina Danforth addresses the crowd at the President’s reception Tribal Leader of the Year award
The New NAFOA Board of Directors. From left: Hattie Mitchell (Treasurer), VaRene Martin (1st Vice President), Melanie Benjamin (Secretary), Cristina Danforth (President), Christina L. Jimerson (2nd Vice – President)
Gen-I Career Success Fellowship reception at Seven Post LLP
NAFOA Executive Director Dante Desiderio
Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation Chairman Rodney Butler receives NAFOA’s Tribal Leader of the Year award