GET TO KNOW THE NAVAJO NATION GAMING ENTERPRISE BOARD

GET TO KNOW THE NAVAJO NATION GAMING ENTERPRISE BOARD

  • Quincy Natay

    Chairman

    Mr. Quincy Natay served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the NNGE Board of Directors as well as Chief Financial Officer.

    Mr. Natay’s experience on the Board of Directors and as the CFO will serve as a strong foundation to work collaboratively with the management team to accomplish the goals and objectives of Navajo Gaming. In addition to gaming experience, Mr. Natay has worked with tribal, state and federal agencies, various business vendors and cultural communities.

    Mr. Natay holds a Master of Business Administration from Northern Arizona University.

  • Omar Bradley

    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Omar Bradley is retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs after 32 years of service in the federal, state and tribal government sectors. Mr. Bradley’s experience includes trust land/resource management, developing legislation, providing testimony, working with congress and working with the Navajo Nation and other Indian tribes. He assisted in the development of high stakes bingo on trust land prior to the enactment of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and provided assistance on the proposed Federal Indian Gaming Legislation of Pueblo Tribes. Mr. Bradley provided guidance and technical assistance to transfer the Twin Arrows fee land into trust status. Additionally, he provided assistance related to casino locations on the Navajo Nation that were eventually submitted to the National Indian Gaming Commission and was involved with the liquor ordinance amendments as approved by the BIA. Mr. Bradley holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Mexico.

  • Martin Lieberman, Esq.

    Member

    With more than 30 years of experience in the gaming industry, Martin L. Lieberman, Esq., of Scottsdale, Arizona, has worked to establish policies and objectives for the management of the affairs and assets of the Gaming Enterprise. He is a licensed attorney and consultant to the horseracing, gaming, publishing and insurance industries. Mr. Lieberman previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the New York Racing Association, Inc. Lieberman also served as the operator of Saratoga, Belmont Park and Aqueduct racetracks. Prior to his current position, Mr. Lieberman worked as an in-house counsel for a multi-national firm, The LTV Corporation and as an attorney at the New York law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

  • Leah Claw

    Member

    Ms. Leah Claw’s interest in Navajo Gaming was heightened by the development of educational curriculum for students that focused on examining the social, political and economic realities of the Indian people.  Her Board membership will allow her to build a foundation of expertise in teaching American Indian studies at the community college level, as well as aid in continuing to develop programs and economic opportunities that serve to educate students and build on social and economic opportunities that benefit the Navajo people. 

    Ms. Claw is an adjunct faculty member at Phoenix College and teaches American Indian Studies and Navajo Heritage Studies. Her experience in administering policies and developing efficient operations and budgets will play a significant role in helping make decisions on gaming issues.

  • Kristina Haskell

    Secretary / Treasurer

    Ms. Kristina Haskell is the founder and CEO of Avalon Accounting, LLC. Prior to Avalon Accounting, Ms. Haskell had ten years of extensive, traditional accounting and tax experience. 

    As a small business advisor, Ms. Haskell was recruited to represent minority business interests for a number of organizations. She has served as Finance Director for the Arizona American Indian Chamber of Commerce and the American Indian Children’s Clinic Fund. Ms. Haskell has served as a small business speaker for ASU, NAU, ADOT, SBA, Navajo Nation, Hopi, Salt River Pima and San Carlos Apache. She has been featured in several publications including the Arizona Republic, Arizona Business Journal, East Valley News, Navajo Times, Gallup Independent and the July 2006 cover of REZ BIZ magazine. In 2007, she was featured in a book entitled: American Indian Women Leaders in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun and has been featured as a local expert on-air with News Channel 12 and KTNN

    Ms. Haskell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University. She is of Navajo/Tewa descent.

  • Tamarah Begay

    Member

    Ms. Tamarah Begay is the Owner/President of Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture, LLC, working with clients from design through master planning, client relations, marketing and proposal writing, business development, cost estimating and feasibility studies. 

    With her experience, Ms. Begay will be able to provide support in the development and planning of gaming facilities on the Navajo Nation. She is also interested in assisting with environmentally responsive exploration and development of sustainable economies on the Navajo Nation that will generate new jobs and economic self-sufficiency.

    Ms. Begay holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico.

  • Melinda M. Tomchee

    Member

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