The BIA Cherokee Agency has announced that Brandon Stephens, an EBCI tribal member, will serve as the director of Tribal Realty Services. He will be responsible for Tribal Realty Services, Tribal Surveying, and Geographic Information System (GIS).
Stephens previously served the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in several capacities most recently as the Deputy of Housing. Since 2012, he has served as the development director for United South and Eastern Tribes (USET). During his time at USET, he initiated a new economic development program and launched a new community development financial institution (CDFI) to serve USET members.
Brandon recently earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and recently completed work on a Master of Public Administration at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
“I am proud to serve my Tribal Nation in a role that will help continue building a very valuable program,” said Stephens. “Tribal Realty Services has some specific challenges that our team Tribal employees will work to address. Our mission is to provide an efficient flow of service to support accurate land transactions and collection of Tribal data that will empower our leadership to build a healthy community.”
Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed commented, “I am proud of Brandon and his accomplishments. I am looking forward to working with Brandon and am excited to see what he does with Realty Services.”
– Office of the Principal Chief