Vernon James (San Carlos Apache Tribe) 

Vernon James is a citizen of the San Carlos Apache Tribe (SCAT) where he has served as Special Projects Manager in the SCAT Office of General Manager, since 2009. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the San Carlos Apache Telecommunications Utility, Inc., an independent telephone company incorporated by the San Carlos Apache Nation. James previously served as the SCAT Executive Director of Health and Human Services, and as Tribal Operations/Indian Self Determination Officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, San Carlos Agency.

James is a graduate of Arizona State University. He has served on the Consumer Advisory Committee, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission;National Tribal Telecommunications Association; and Board of Trustees, Cobre Valley CommunityHospital, Globe-Miami, Arizona.