Navajo Nation Office of President and
Vice President Chief of Staff Clara Pratte
Published November 7, 2017
WINDOW ROCK The Office of the President and
Vice President is pleased to announce a new addition to the
administration: Clara Pratte who will be the chief of
I am extremely excited to welcome Clara Pratte to the Office of
President and Vice President, President Russell Begaye said. With
the hiring of our new chief of staff, we continue to invest in
strong leaders who set the tone for the administration and the
Navajo Nation as a whole.
Pratte is a graduate with honors from the University of Arizona,
where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration, and Carnegie Mellon University, where she received
a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management.
What she brings to the table are years of experience working on
behalf of the Navajo Nation and for Native American tribes across
the country as the national director of the U.S. Small Business
Administration for the Office of Native American Affairs, executive
director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office, interim CEO of the
NOVA Corporation, Vice President of Bracy, Tucker, Brown &
Valanzano and more.
Mrs. Pratte is a distinguished leader and is highly qualified to
run the Navajo Nation government, Vice President Jonathan Nez said.
I worked with her previously as a Council delegate when she headed
the Navajo Nation Washington Office and can attest to her
Pratte is an expert in public policy, business and economic
development. She has been an advocate for Navajo in numerous areas,
including, but not limited to: education, transportation, gaming,
community development and indigenous rights.
I am honored to join the Begaye-Nez administration, Pratte said.
I am passionate about public service, and, in particular, service
to the Navajo Nation. I look forward to utilizing my knowledge in
management, lending, procurement, entrepreneurial development
programs, and processes regarding participation in the federal
market by tribally owned enterprises for the benefit of the Navajo
Originally from Lupton, Ariz., Pratte is Kinyaaanii nish
Bilagana bshshchn Honghahnii dashicheii Bilagana dashina...