Skip to main content

Moving On Up: This Week’s Promotions, Hirings and Transitions in the Business/Corporate World

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Indian Country Today Media Network compiled a list of business executives, managers, attorneys, board members, medical professionals and others making big moves in (and out of) Indian country:

Elizabeth Moore, Yupik, joined the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska as their employment & training manager. Moore will provide oversight of employment services, job placement, training services and youth employment services. She has five years of tribal management experience, including grant writing and accounting services with Alaska tribes and community development projects.

Courtesy Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Elizabeth Moore

On January 28, the Nevada law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, announced that Pilar Thomas had returned to its gaming, tribal affairs and gaming, and tribal lands and natural resources practice groups after serving as the deputy director for the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy for the last four years. Thomas will focus on Indian law, tribal renewable energy project development and finance, tribal economic development and Indian gaming. Thomas is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Courtesy Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP

Pilar Thomas

Scroll to Continue

Read More

The NOVA Corporation, an award-winning information technology company owned by the Navajo Nation, has named Clara Pratte a senior vice president. Pratte, enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Tse Si Ani (Lupton), Ariz.and is Kinyaani (Towering House Clan), was executive director at the Navajo Nation’s Washington, D.C. office where she led the Nation’s federal advocacy efforts, including assisting in the successful settlement of the Navajo Nation’s trust litigation claims resulting in the largest tribal trust settlement award in U.S. history.


Clara Pratte

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes selected a new CEO of its Shoshone-Bannock Gaming Operation and Hotel & Event Center. Idaho’s Fort Hall Business Council Appointed John Phillipp to the position. Phillipp brings more than 30 years of casino experience with major corporate and tribal properties around the country, including Harrah’s and the Potawatomi Casino. He was also COO of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, and most recently, the COO at LCO Casino, Lodge, and Convention Center in Wisconsin.

Courtesy Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Grace Singh

Grace Singh is transitioning to the position of special assistant to the president of the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. In her new position, Singh will coordinate intergovernmental activities and organize federal, state, municipal, and intertribal relations to promote the Tribe’s interests and achieve its goals and objectives. Grace was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and is a Steven’s Village tribal member.