February 23, 2021

Leadership-Native American Style

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Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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School of Business Administration - MBA in AIE


Free and Open to the Public


Via Zoom: Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the event.

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  • Diversity & Inclusion


About This Event

Leadership – Native American Style

Presented by Derrick Watchman

Leadership in Indian Country requires a multitude of skills from contemporary to traditional knowledge. This presentation discusses leadership elements and insights associated with tribal government and businesses.

Derrick Watchman is President and owner of Sagebrush Hill Group LLC, an advisory, acquisition and development company in Indian Country. Derrick is a financial expert and has worked in Indian country on gaming, banking, energy, economic development, and tribal affairs. Derrick is Navajo and was raised on the Navajo reservation. He was formerly CEO and CFO for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise. He was also a Chase Bank Senior Relationship Manager/Vice President for Native American banking. Previously, he worked for Wells Fargo in Native American banking. Mr. Watchman was COO/GM of Navajo Power Authority. He was also the Navajo Tax Commission Director. Mr. Watchman served as the U.S. DOE’s Tribal Affairs Director. Mr. Watchman worked as a banker at Prudential Capital Corporation. Derrick serves on several boards including Chairman of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development and Vice Chairman of the Native American Bancorporation Board.

Mr. Watchman holds an MBA from Berkeley and a BA from the University of Arizona.

For questions contact Tina Swannack swannack@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-7044