Continuing her role as an active participant in Indian Country, Native American Management Services CEO Patricia Parker has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) during the annual RES Conference in Las Vegas. The 25-year-old organization is dedicated to assisting American Indian economic and enterprise development working with both government agencies and corporations to further economic development in Indian Country.

"I’m so honored to be chosen for this board," Ms. Parker said. "As an American Indian Woman small business owner servicing the Federal Government for nearly 20 years and an advocate for Indian economic development, I understand the challenges that face growing business in Indian Country and look forward to sharing my expertise with others."

Ms. Parker, who has been an active member of NCAIED for nearly 20 years, is delighted with the appointment.

"I am very excited to be working with the distinguished NCAIED Board members to fulfill our mission to develop and expand an American Indian private sector which employs Indian labor, increases the number of viable tribal and individual Indian businesses, and positively impacts and involves reservation communities by establishing business relationships between Indian enterprises and private industry. A personal goal is to advocate for Indian Women Owned Business and Entrepreneurship."

This appointment extends Ms. Parker’s goal of facilitating business in Indian Country and continues her commitment of giving back to the community through public service.

For more about Patricia Parker: NAMS Leadership