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National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

953 East Juanita Avenue

Mesa, Arizona 85204

United States

Company Description

About NCAIED:The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development - we have evolved into ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chairman

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

//www.navajotax.org/

Chief of Staff

Begaye-McKenzie

Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager At Native American Banking Group

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

Director of Indian Affairs

U.S. Department of Energy

Affiliations

Board Member
Native American Bank N.A

Board Member
Eve's Fund for Native American Health Initiatives

Board Member
United Indian Development Association

Chief Executive Officer
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

Education

Window Rock High School

Bachelor's degree

University of Arizona

MBA

Berkeley

MBA

University of Arizona

MBA

University of California

Web References (106 Total References)


MEET THE TEAM | Navajo Gaming

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Derrick Watchman, Chief Executive Officer

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise
Derrick Watchman was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) in January 2013. His role as CEO includes leading day-to-day operations of the multi-million dollar gaming enterprise's four properties in New Mexico and Arizona as well as ensuring that Navajo Gaming policies and objectives are met. These three main objectives include; strengthening the Navajo Gaming and Hospitality economy, returning additional revenue to the Navajo Nation and providing additional jobs to Navajos.
Watchman brings more than 30 years of experience in gaming, banking and tribal finance to his position at Navajo Gaming. Most recently Watchman served as Navajo Gaming's Chief Financial Officer and was instrumental in acquiring funding for all of the Navajo Nation's gaming development and construction projects exceeding $250 million.
He previously served as Vice President and Senor Relations Manager at JP Morgan Chase Bank's Native American Banking Group, at Wells Fargo Bank handling Native American banking and financing and with Prudential Capital Corporation as a private placement banker.
Watchman also served as Director of Indian Affairs at the US Department of Energy, was the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of the Navajo Nation's Dine Power Authority and Director of the Navajo Tax Commission. He is Board Chairman of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development and a director for the Native American Bank.
Watchman holds an MBA from the University of California and a Bachelors degree from the University of Arizona. He leads a strong Navajo Gaming executive team that oversees operations for Twin Arrows Casino Resort, Fire Rock Navajo Casino, Northern Edge Casino and Flowing Water Navajo Casino.


"Chris James has the perfect combination ...

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"Chris James has the perfect combination of experience, knowledge, and personality to take the reins of an organization whose mission is to create economic opportunity for Indian Country," said National Center Board Chairman Derrick Watchman.


"The '40 Under 40' award recipients ...

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"The '40 Under 40' award recipients are a diverse group of young men and women from across Indian Country who have all made invaluable contributions to their communities," NCAIED Chairman Derrick Watchman said.


"We want to thank Gary Davis ...

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"We want to thank Gary Davis for his dedication and service to the National Center and to Indian Country at large, and wish him well in his new endeavors," said National Center Board Chairman Derrick Watchman.


NCAIED Board Of Directors | NCAIED

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Derrick Watchman

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Derrick Watchman
Chairman
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. He 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. Derrick was principal 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.

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