Steffani Cochran is vice-chairwoman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). Nominated by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on October 12, 2009, Cochran began her three year term as a commissioner on January 4, 2010. For more than a decade she has built an exceptional understanding of Indian law by serving in high-level positions throughout Indian country, including as special counsel for Indian affairs in the New Mexico Attorney General's office and in her previous role as general counsel for the Pueblo of Pojoaque. Cochran is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. She hold a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University, a master's degree in public administration from George Mason University and a law degree from American University.
National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)