November 14, 2012 –
MAYETTA: Burton Warrington, CEO of Prairie Band LLC was appointed to a two-year term with the Native American Contractors Association (NACA). According to a Nov. 9 NACA press release, the organization is proud to announce the appointment of four (4) new board members and the retention of two (2) incumbent board members.
“The staff and current board of NACA are happy to welcome our board members from across the country,” stated Kevin Allis, Executive Director of NACA. Today’s election reflects our diversity with four (4) new board members representing tribes from the Lower 48 and two (2) board members from Alaska. By engaging new and current leaders, we can enhance services to our membership and succeed in preserving Native American participation in the 8(a) program,”
The newly elected twelve (12) member NACA Board include: Annette Hamilton, Chairman (Chief Operating Officer, Ho-Chunk, Inc.); Kristina Woolston, Vice Chair (Vice President of Government Relations, Chenega Corp.);Janice Hotch, Secretary (Manager of Office of Diversity Solutions, Sealaska Corp.); David Kimelberg, Treasurer (Chief Executive Officer, Seneca Holdings, LLC); Sheri Buretta, Chairman of Chugach Alaska Corp.; Robin Danner, President & CEO, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement; Janice Dearman, Sr. Director Diversified Business Programs, Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC; Sarah Lukin, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Afognak Native Corp.; Kip Ritchie, Chief Operating Officer, Potawatomi Business Development Corp. ; Helvi Sandvik, President, NANA Development Corp. ; Gail Schubert, President & CEO, Bering Straits Native Corp. and Burton Warrington, Chief Executive Officer, Prairie Band, LLC.
NACA is a national Native advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., and represents tribal, Alaska Native Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations across the country. NACA seeks to protect the economic self-sufficiency of America’s indigenous people that is enhanced through the participation of its members in the SBA 8(a) program. NACA’s members represent and provide benefits for nearly 700,000 tribal members, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.