Native CDFI Network welcomes new executive director

Pictured: Jackson S. Brossy, the new executive director of Native CDFI Network.(Photo: Native CDFI Network)

Jackson S. Brossy, former head of federal relations for the Navajo Nation government, named as the new executive director of Native CDFI Network

News Release

Native CDFI Network

We are excited to announce the selection of a new Executive Director, Jackson S. Brossy, a member of the Navajo Nation.

“Jackson comes to us with strong organizational leadership and advocacy experience working in the non-profit, private, and tribal government sectors in Indian Country. We are glad to welcome him to our team,” said Pete Upton, Board Chair of the Native CDFI Network and Executive Director of Native360 Loan Fund in Nebraska.

Brossy served as head of federal relations for the Navajo Nation government for the past four years. In that timeframe, he helped advance Navajo policy goals and initiatives, testified before Congress, and built solid relationships with federal policy stakeholders. Prior to working in federal strategy, he worked in the private sector as a management consultant and advised tribes and tribal corporations. He also has worked for the National Congress of American Indians where he specialized in economic development policy. Brossy was raised on the Navajo Nation and graduated from Navajo schools as well as Stanford University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

“The addition of our new executive director will strengthen the Network’s internal capacity and federal presence, in order to increase representation and promote systemic and viable economic development for Native communities across the country,” said Upton.

“I am excited to join the Native CDFI Network team and contribute to their growth and mission. Growing up on the Navajo reservation, I know first-hand the urgent need for access to capital in Native communities. The Network’s membership works hard to get capital to motivated entrepreneurs, and I am happy to support their efforts to build Indian economies,” said Brossy.

About the Native CDFI Network

The Native CDFI Network was formed in 2009 to unify Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) serving Native trust land communities, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Currently, over 70 certified Native CDFIs are located in 21 states across the country. 

As a strong national network, the Native CDFI Network empowers its members to engage their best ideas, connect to one another, and collectively advance policy priorities that foster systemic and sustainable Native community and economic development. The Native CDFI Network’s mission is to be a national voice and advocate that strengthens and promotes Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs), creating access to capital and resources for Native peoples. 

More information on the Native CDFI Network can be found at www.nativecdfi.net.

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