Tribal Financial Management Certificate for Executives

Tribal Financial Management Certificate for Executives:  Tribal Economic Governance Seminar

Dates to be announced

ASU Tempe Campus, Memorial Union 
Tempe, Arizona 

The TFMC 2.0 Seminar is an applied, intensive, and innovative training for elected and appointed tribal officials taught by experts and other tribal leaders. 

The purpose of this executive education program is to provide professional development to tribal government leaders, business committee and board members that will help strengthen governance by gaining a general understanding of tribal government economic development. 

TFMC 2.0 leverages the ASU Decision Theater Network, which uses data analytics, visualization, and statistical modeling to deliver and immersive experience to participants.

  • Driving Economic Development: A leader's guide to Federal Indian Law and Policy
  • Informed decision-making through sound economic development and planning
  • Taxation and business structures for tribal governments
  • Overseeing the financial management of the tribal government and its enterprises
  • Financing and the ability to borrow
  • Priority and community-based budgeting
  • Taught by nationally recognized Native professionals and tribal leaders
  • Earn up to 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits available through the Native American Finance Officers Association (
  • NAFOA representatives in attendance 

Potential Speakers:

  • Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel, Chickasaw Nation 
  • Derek Valdo, CEO of Amerind Risk and Acoma Pueblo Councilman 
  • Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians Councilman, Steve Stallings
  • Geoffrey Blackwell, Chief Strategic Officer & General Counsel, Amerind Risk
  • Robert Miller, Professor of Law, Indian Legal Program, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State Univeristy
  • Corrine Wilson, CPA-Principal, REDW LLC
  • David White, Asst. General Manager, Wild Horse Pass Development Authority, Gila River Indian Community
  • Kathleen Nilles, Partner, Holland & Knight
  • Kristy Jackson, Chairwoman, TFA Capital Partners
Decision Theater Network

Decision Theater Network at ASU