ST. IGNATIUS - President Barack Obama has appointed the CEO of S&K Technologies to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.
Thomas R. Acevedo is one of six people Obama named to the council this week.
Acevedo, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, is a former chief of staff for the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut and a former chief of staff for the National Indian Gaming Commission.
A graduate of the University of Montana who earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico, Acevedo has served on several national Indian organizations.
Also appointed to the advisory council by Obama were Derek J. Bailey, tribal chairman of the Grand Traverse Band; Robin A. Butterfield, senior liaison within the Minority Community Outreach Department of the National Education Association; Robert B. Cook, principal of Pine Ridge (S.D) High School; Deborah Jackson-Dennison, superintendent of the Window Rock Unified School District on the Navajo Indian Reservation; and Alyce Spotted Bear, vice president for Native American Studies at Fort Berthold Community College in North Dakota.