Sky Vasquez will join Indian Country Today as director of business development.
Vasquez, Bishop Paiute, will be responsible for the business operations of the digital news organization including the public media membership, underwriting, and working with the advertising department.
“Indian Country Today has been growing fast. Now we need to build on that early success in order to create a sustainable venture. To get there we need the right strategy and execution. I am confident that Sky Vasquez can make it so,” said Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today. “She has the vision, the organization skills, and a wide network of contacts in Indian Country, exactly what we need for the next phase of our enterprise.”
Vasquez is no stranger to Indian Country Today or its aspirations. She produced Native Vote 18 election night coverage working with more than 40 freelancers who came together to report on the historic election.
“I’m looking forward to being part of the Indian Country Today,” Vasquez said. “The digital news organization has the potential to serve Indigenous readers in a new way and the developing of new business lines is an exciting opportunity.”
Vasquez is currently the principal owner and president Winuba Productions, LLC, a digital storytelling and event production company. She brings to Indian Country Today, her expertise and a long history of working with national & regional Native organizations, including National Indian Gaming Association, National Indian Education Association, and Native American Contractors Association.
She is a graduate of California State University, Chico.