Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk
Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk, 600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

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Event Date Sun Sep 26 MDT - Tue Sep 28 MDT (4 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Sep 26 7:00pm - Tue Sep 28 10:30pm
Location Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk
600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
Region Americas

Through its work in growing tribal economies and strengthening tribal finance NAFOA supports the advancement of independent and culturally vibrant American Indian and Alaska Native communities. NAFOA launched over three decades ago as the Native American Finance Officers Association to highlight the role of tribal finance in fostering economic opportunities. Since that time, NAFOA has grown along with tribal economies.

Agenda Topics:
• Economy: Recovery Road Paved With ... ?
• Update on White House Policy for Indian Country
• CFO/Tribal Treasurer Roundtable
• Confidently Cruise CARES Act Compliance
• CryptoWorld: BitCoin and Blockchain - The New Way or Passing Fad?
• Legislative Updates - SCIA & House Subcommittee on Indigenous People
• More Money More Problems: ARP Compliance
• Harnessing the Growing Power of Microgrids
• SSBCI: What Tribes Need to Know
• A Tribal Green Revolution: Weighing the Costs of Hemp and Cannabis
• Diversification: Turning a Buzzword Into A Strategic Plan


2021 Speakers

Erica Bread, Vocalist, Kiowa Tribe and Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

Don Graves
Deputy Secretary, US Department of Commerce

Aaron Klein
Economic Advisor, NAFOA

Beth Ann Bovino
Chief Economist, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Jacob Leibenluft
Chief Recovery Officer, Office of Recovery Programs, US Department of the Treasury

Cristina Danforth
Treasurer, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and NAFOA President

Carrie Carlson
CFO, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

Wade Pahmahmie
Treasurer, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Kristian Poncho
Secretary/Treasurer, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

Carla Wallace
Treasurer, Sac and Fox Nation

Peter George
Partner, Tribal Services Group, Macias Gini & O'Connell, LLP

Randi Gardner Hardin
Associate General Counsel, Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce

William Henning
Executive Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

Lee Reiners
Executive Director, Global Financial Markets Center, Duke University

Aurene Martin
Managing Partner, Spirit Rock Consulting LLC

John Simermeyer
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Fatima Abbas
Senior Advisor, Office of Recovery Programs, US Department of the Treasury

Jamie Fullmer
Chairman, Blue Stone Strategy Group

Suresh Geer
Director, Wipfli LLP

Jennifer Hughes
Partner, Hobbs Strauss Dean & Walker

Mark Harding
Managing Partner, Sovereign Resiliency Partners

Chris Deschene
CEO, NPower Link, LLC

Dan Nordloh
Senior Vice President, General Manager, EnTech Solutions

Jay Calhoun
Managing Partner, Apis Holdings

Tracy Stanhoff
President, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of CA

La Vonne Peck
Partner, Native Network Consulting

Seth Pearman
In House Counsel, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Dennis Johnson
Chief Investment Officer, Ho-Chunk, Inc.

Sarah Meacham
Managing Director, PFM Asset Management LLC

Joel Black
Chair, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Larry Wright, Jr.
Chairman, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Nicole Elliott
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Nicholas Lovesee
Senior Policy Advisor, NAFOA

Donald M. Ragona
Director of Development/House Counsel, Native American Rights Fund

Dallin Maybee
Assistant Director of Development, Native American Rights Fund

Libby Washburn
Special Assistant to the President for Native Affairs will provide an update on White House policy affecting Indian Country.

Adam Rose
Director of Partnerships and Growth, Travois

Mara Quintero Campbell
Senior Advisor to the DAS/COO, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Troy Hawes
Senior Director of Cybersecurity, Moss Adams

James Kreiser
Principal, IT and Business Risk Services CLA

Derek Valdo

Renee Ferguson
AIAN Executive Champion, Social Security Administration

Telly Meier
Program Manager, Indian Tribal Governments, IRS

Kenneth Parsons
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Michael Willis
Partner, Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP

Scott Layton
CFO, Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians

Sam Cohen
Government Affairs and Legal Officer, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Mary Streitz
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

John Lushetsky
Senior Advisor, Loan Programs Office, US Department of Energy

Payton Batliner
Economic Development Specialist, Division of Energy and Mineral Development

Mary Chisholm
CFO, Citizen Potawatomi Nation

John Hosman
Partner, FS Advisors Inc.

Kent Hudson
Application Suite Architect, OpenGov

Gabe Aguilar
President, Mescalero Apache Tribe

Jamie Azure
Tribal Chairman, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

James Grimsley
Executive Director, Advanced Technology Initiatives, Division of Strategic Development, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Jeff Krecic
Manager of Flight Operations, Tukuh Technology Services


Pilar Thomas
Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Rochelle Alcon
Principal, Client Accounting Services, REDW

Ryan Luetkemeyer
Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Kristi Jackson
Chairman, TFA Capital Partners

Wesley Benally
Senior Manager, REDW

Aaron Klein
Economic Advisor, NAFOA\

Dawson Her Many Horses
SVP & Head of Native American Banking, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partner

• Wells Fargo

• Amerind
• Dorsey
• Faegre Drinker
• KeyBank
• Sheppard Mullin
• Wipfli

• Akin Gump
• BOK Financial
• Baird
• Bakertilly
• Bold Concepts
• Capital One
• Conner Winters
• Convenient Cards
• Dell
• FS Advisors
• Graystone Consulting
• Pomo of Upper Lake
• Ho Chunk Capital
• Holland and Knight
• Lincoln Financial Group
• Mossadams
• Mutual of America Financial Group
• Open Goc
• Orrick
• Pfm
• Redw
• TFA Capital Partners
• The Mahoney Group
• Travois
• US Bank
• Ulrich
• Umpqua Bank

• Arledge
• BlueArrow CPAs
• Hub Conover
• Finley & Cook
• Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker
• Pinnacle Bank
• Providence First
• Software Simplified

• Oklahoma State University