Gary Davis Leaving NCAIED at End of September

NCAIED President Gary Davis at National REZ in March. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert.

NCAIED President Gary Davis at National REZ in March. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert.

Published August 18, 2016

MESA, ARIZONA – After serving as president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development since January 2012, Gary Davis is leaving his position. His last day is Sept. 30, 2016.

“It has been an incredible honor to serve as the president and CEO of an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Native peoples across the U.S.,” Davis said. “Being a part of the National Center’s growth has been a rewarding experience, and it has been a privilege to help broaden and develop economic opportunity for Indian Country. Though stepping down was not an easy decision, I look forward to continuing to support the organization and seeing friends and colleagues at Reservation Economic Summits (RES) and other events in the future. I am currently evaluating new career opportunities, which I hope to announce soon, but my commitment to advancing economic development in Indian Country will never diminish.”

“We want to thank Gary Davis for his dedication and service to the National Center and to Indian Country at large, and wish him well in his new endeavors,” said NCAIED Board Chairman Derrick Watchman. “Under his leadership, the National Center has grown in both size and scope, most notably through the creation of our very successful regional RES events and increasing our presence before Congress and at key federal agencies. We look forward to his successor building on the strong foundation that Gary has laid in the nearly five years he’s led the National Center.”

NCAIED is currently engaged in a thorough search process to determine its next president and CEO, which it hopes to conclude in the coming months.

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