Executive Director

As executive director of Native Governance Center, Wayne leads the organization, shaping its programs and outcomes. He is a Cohort 3 Native Nation Rebuilder and an enrolled citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Wayne grew up on his parents’ cattle ranch on the east end of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. His work with his Tribe included running the Cheyenne River Motel (a Tribal enterprise), serving two years as Tribal Administrative Officer, and serving as a District 4 Council Representative. He was also selected for a two-year term as Vice-Chairman of the Tribe from 2012-2014.