Derrick Watchman is the Chief Executive Officer for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise.
Formerly he was Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at JP Morgan Chase Bank's Native American Banking Group.
provided tribal financial and banking services, including structuring over $500 million in tribal credit transactions and treasury services.
Derrick is a member of the Navajo Nation and was raised on the Navajo reservation.
was principle with Watchman & Associates
of Window Rock, Arizona providing business advisory and development services.
He is formerly the Chief of Staff for the Navajo Nation where he managed the Executive Branch program and services.
Mr. Watchman has also served as Director of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Previously, he worked for the Wells Fargo Bank handling Native American banking and financing.
Mr. Watchman was Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of the Navajo Nation's Dinè Power Authority where he advised on Navajo Nation energy projects.
He also held the Navajo Tax Commission Director post.
Mr. Watchman also worked with Prudential Capital Corporation as a private placement banker.
Among several directorships, he is the current chairman of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Board of Directors.
Mr. Watchman holds a MBA from the University of California and a Bachelors degree from the University of Arizona.