Hon. Regis Pecos (Cochiti Pueblo)

Regis Pecos is a citizen of the Pueblo de Cochiti. He is currently Co-Director of the Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School, which he co-founded. He has served as Councilor and Former Governor, Lt. Governor (three terms), and is a lifetime member of the Tribal Council of the Pueblo de Cochiti. Pecos was most recently Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House, New Mexico House of Representatives. Pecos previously served as Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst to the Speaker,New Mexico House of Representatives; and for 16 years, as Executive Director of the New MexicoOffice of Indian Affairs under four administrations.

Pecos is a graduate of Princeton University and is completing his doctorate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. Pecos is actively involved in many organizations and was a former trustee atPrinceton University and currently is Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Honoring Nations program at Harvard University. He is the cofounder of the Summer Junior Policy Institute at theWoodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.