Erik R. Stegman



Chief Executive Officer of Native Americans in Philanthropy


Erik serves as Chief Executive Officer of Native Americans in Philanthropy, a national organization  advocating for stronger and more meaningful investments by the philanthropic sector in tribal  communities. Previously, he served 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.