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Gerald Sherman is a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He is currently a consultant at Bar K Management Company providing services in nonprofit organization management. He has more than thirty years experience working in banking and finance in Indian Country. He was the founding director of the Lakota Fund (now Lakota Funds), the first Native CDFI in the U.S.,located on and serving the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Sherman worked in banking for Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and First Interstate Banc System of Montana. His banking career focused on community development and financing on Indian reservations. Sherman also worked for the Four Times Foundation, investing in Indian entrepreneurs on select Indian reservations. He was most recently the President and CEO ofIndian Land Capital Company and now does consulting work in the Native CDFI field.
Sherman has a bachelor’s degree in business from Oglala Lakota College. He serves on the Board of Directors for Indian Dispute Resolution Services, currently as Board Vice-Chairperson.