Erik Stegman, Executive Director

Native Americans in Philanthropy Team Member Vance Blackfox

Erik R. Stegman(Carry the Kettle First Nation – Nakoda), Executive Director

Erik R. Stegman (Carry the Kettle First Nation – Nakoda) joins Native Americans in Philanthropy as Executive Director. Poised to continue his strong work with Indigenous people and communities, Erik hopes to bring Native Americans in Philanthropy to the next level of impact.
Mr. Stegman was previously serving as the Executive Director for the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute. He has held positions at the Center for American Progress on their Poverty to Prosperity team, as Majority Staff Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and in the Obama administration as a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education. Erik began his career in Washington, D.C. at the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center. He holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law, an M.A. in American Indian Studies from UCLA’s Graduate Division, and a B.A. from Whittier College.