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(PHOENIX – June 20, 2011) The Phoenix office of international architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm LEO A DALY appoints Dan Lewis as a market sector leader for Native American markets. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the firm’s business development efforts in numerous project types varying in scope and scale, including healthcare, education, gaming and entertainment, sports and assembly, museums, cultural centers and retail.
Lewis, a member of the Navajo Nation, has nearly 30 years of experience in both the public and private sector. Early in his career, he worked in Washington, D.C., as the minority staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. He then served as senior vice president for Bank of America. Under his leadership, the bank became the predominant lender in Indian country as well as a significant manager of tribal investments.
“My passion has been to dedicate my talents to improving the lives of native peoples and to enhancing the ability of tribal governments for greater self-governance,” Lewis said. “I look forward to differentiating LEO A DALY as a reliable and effective partner that can help our tribal clients achieve their goals and objectives with exceptional results.”
Lewis obtained a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Biola University, La Miranda, Calif., in 1983. He holds leadership roles on a number of prestigious boards, including chair-elect of the Fiesta Bowl’s board of directors. He is also a member of the National Native American Advisory Committee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and a member of the Phoenix Seminary’s board of directors.