Navin Sinha Selected to Oversee Financial and Accounting Functions of Tribal Government and Non-Gaming Entities
Corning, Calif. – (December 01, 2020) – The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians announced today the appointment of Navin Sinha as Chief Financial Officer. With 25 years of experience in the finance field, Sinha will sit on the tribal office staff and work with both Chief Executive Officer Damon Safranek and the Tribal Council on developing and implementing strategies for maintaining and enhancing the financial health of the Tribe. He will be succeeding former CFO Pat Mercier and managing the Tribal Government’s finance department in the role.
“We are excited to welcome Navin as we look forward to a new year of developments in our community,” said Andrew “Dru” Alejandre, Tribal Chairman of Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians. “His experience positions him as an excellent member of our team to support the ongoing vision, mission, and goals of the Tribe while strengthening community and tribal relations for the future.”
Before his appointment within the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, Sinha was General Manager and CFO for the Quileute Tribe, where he focused on the economic development of the Tribe, its members, and the community while protecting, enhancing, and promoting tribal sovereignty, culture, tradition, values, language, and respect to elders. He was Senior Finance Controller for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians from 2014 to 2018 and has also worked as a Senior Financial Executive for Volt Information Sciences, Inc. and R Systems, Inc.
Sinha brings to the Paskenta Tribe comprehensive executive expertise in finance and accounting as well as a proven aptitude for identifying effective solutions to streamline processes, ensure compliance and reduce overall cost. He graduated with an M.B.A of Finance from California State University at Sacramento, has earned several industry certifications to date, and worked as part-time faculty in the accounting department at California State University at Fullerton.
ABOUT THE PASKENTA BAND OF NOMLAKI INDIANS
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians owns Rolling Hills Casino & Resort, which includes the Casino, three restaurants, two conference centers, a Brewery & Distillery, RV Park, and Travel Center, The Equestrian Center at Rolling Hills, and The Links at Rolling Hills Golf Course. They employ over 500 team members, most of whom work full time with health care benefits and 401k options. Each year, hundreds of thousands of guests visit Rolling Hills Casino, bringing with them tourist dollars that benefit the local economy. The Casino and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians are strong community partners supporting local programs through generous grants and sponsorships. The Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations each year, with over $9 million donated to benefit local health, safety, and education programs.