L. Stephine Poston is the Owner of Poston & Associates, a full-service communications firm based in Sandia Pueblo, NM. She is committed to empowering tribal communities through culturally competent, community-based approaches. She has nearly three decades’ experience in public and community relations, strategic planning and empowerment training at the tribal, federal, state and local levels. Stephine has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. This year, Stephine was recognized as one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs in the Native Business Magazine and in 2017 she was awarded Native Woman Business Owner of the year through the National Center of American Indian Enterprise Development.