STEVE STALLINGS, CHAIRMAN
CNIGA Chairman Steve Stallings is an elected tribal council member of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians near Valley Center in San Diego County. Stallings is the tribal council delegate to the Rincon Tribal Enterprise Board, which oversees the tribe’s gaming business, Harrah’s Southern California Resort, the largest tribal resort hotel in California. Stallings serves on the tribe’s investment committee and its private equity investments.
Stallings is a former senior vice president and director of Native American Banking Services at Wells Fargo, where for twenty years he provided financial services to Indian tribes in gaming, commercial banking and community and government relations. Prior to his tenure at Wells Fargo, Stallings served for 20 years as president of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).
Stallings is a board member for the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) where he was recently honored for his contributions to Native American Higher Education. Additionally, Stallings has received lifetime achievement awards from the Phoenix Indian Community, the California Native American Chamber of Commerce and the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA).