Scott J. Davis was appointed Executive Director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission in April 2009 by Gov. John Hoeven. In his position, he serves as liaison between North Dakota's state and tribal governments to address issues regarding education, business, economic development, transportation, wellness, veterans and youth.
Prior to his appointment, Davis served in a number of capacities at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, including Development Officer, Wellness Activities Coordinator, Facilitator and Adjunct Instructor for Introduction to Wellness. He also served as Culture Committee Chairman and Powwow Committee Member and worked with the Student Senate and all campus departments to actively pursue fundraising efforts in the private sector to advance the programs and activities at the college.
Davis also worked for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on environmental quality issues and as a teacher's aide at the Pierre Indian Learning Center and Turtle Mountain Community High School. In addition, he worked as a sales consultant for Northern Documents, a West Fargo company that produces labeling and bar coding products for private and public groups, including Indian Health Services, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal, state and local government agencies.
Davis holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Haskell Indian Junior College, and a Bachelor's and Master's of Management Degree from the University of Mary. He is a member of the Standing Rock Lakota Hunkpapa/Turtle Mountain Chippewa.