Shannon Ward is the Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Native American Bank, N.A. (NAB) Shannon has over 20 years of experience working in finance related fields and has specialized in working with and lending to sovereign Indian tribes for the last 10 years. She has first-hand experience working with various tribal ownership structures, trust land and the unique jurisdictional matters tribal nations encounter when financing on-reservation projects. Prior to joining NAB, Shannon was the Manager of the Tribal Markets team at New West Technologies where her primary focus was expanding the company’s long term relationships with tribal partners to meet their energy, economic development, and sovereignty goals. Prior to that, Shannon held both a regional management role and the interim division chief position during her tenure with the Division of Capital Investment at the U.S Department of Interior. In this capacity, she was responsible for facilitating much-needed access to capital for Native American Tribes, tribally owned enterprises and to individual Indian-owned businesses, with the intent of promoting economic development on Native American reservations. Shannon is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and is a Northern Arapaho tribal member.
Last modified: May 31, 2019