Meet The Board.
A New Board Will Guide Us Through Our Centennial Year.
SWAIA is proud to introduce our newly elected executive committee and board members. Stephine Poston (Sandia Pueblo), who has served on the board for the past four years, as well as a previous term from 2010 – 2015, has been elected Board Chair. She succeeds Tom Teegarden and brings many years of experience as a communications leader within the Native American community.
“I am honored to help usher in the Centennial of the prestigious Indian Market. We are a diverse board with a common commitment to SWAIA’s mission: bringing Native arts to the world by inspiring artistic excellence, fostering education and creating meaningful partnerships. I thank Tom Teegarden for navigating the pandemic waters and creating a pathway for the Centennial,” Stephine says.
Bill Lomax (Gitxsan), Vice President, Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division, will serve as the board’s Vice-Chair. Scott Malouf was elected treasurer and Angelique Albert (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes) will act as secretary.
SWAIA also inducted Russell Sanchez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Elias Gallegos, Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha), JoAnn Chase (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara), and Walter Lamar (Blackfeet Nation/Wichita Tribe) to the board along with former Chair Tom Teegarden.
“We are delighted with our new board, which includes leaders in tribal business and Indigenous art, and speaks to the health of our organization,” says Kim Peone (Colville Confederated Tribes/Eastern Band of Cherokee), SWAIA Executive Director.
Tap on the images and bios below to learn more about the SWAIA board members: