Washington, DC, July 6, 2017—Dr. Gavin Clarkson, who has served as a Native American Capital, LLC managing director since 2007, has been appointed as the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development – Indian Affairs within the Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, a supervisory position for the Offices of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Indian Gaming, and Self-Governance at the US Department of the Interior.

Dr. Clarkson, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, brings years of experience as a financial affairs expert, professor of finance, and tribal business adviser, to his new position. 

Dr. Joseph L. Falkson, NAC’s senior managing director stated: “Dr. Clarkson’s breadth of knowledge and experience in the complexities of Indian Country finance are unsurpassed. He is a highly creative innovator who will bring a financial practitioner’s skills to his new job. We at NAC wish him the very best in this important endeavor.”

Dr. Clarkson has taken an indefinite leave of absence from his NAC managing directorship.