Staff Updates

Program Director Rebecca Crooks-Stratton Transitions to Serve Her Tribe

OPhoto of Rebecca Crooks-Strattonur Program Director Rebecca Crooks-Stratton left Native Governance Center at the end of last week for an opportunity to serve her Tribe. We’re sad to see her go, but we’re inspired to see her fulfilling Native Governance Center’s mission of supporting Tribes and empowering leaders by serving her own Tribe, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC). During Rebecca’s two years at Native Governance Center, she launched our Youth Rebuilders and Rebuilders 2.0 initiatives, strengthened the Native Nation Rebuilders Program, designed several successful large events, and developed innovative approaches to delivering Tribal governance support services. Native Governance Center values our strong relationship with the SMSC, and we are excited to continue to work with Rebecca in her new capacity.

Jayme Davis Promoted to Program Director

Photo of Jayme DavisWe are pleased to announce that Jayme Davis (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe) has been promoted to Program Director. As Program Director, Jayme will direct the implementation and execution of our leadership development and Tribal governance support strategies. Jayme brings two years of experience as Native Governance Center Program Manager, in addition to previous work with the Turtle Mountain Community College and United States Senator Kent Conrad (D, ND), to the position. Jayme has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Mary and is currently pursuing an MPA with a concentration in public policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Congratulations, Jayme!