Kevin Allis

Chief Executive Officer, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Kevin J. Allis is the current Chief Executive Officer of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Allis, an enrolled member of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, has two decades of experience working in Washington, D.C. as both an attorney and government relations practitioner. Throughout his career, he has a demonstrated track record in leadership capacities with fluency in building strong working relationships with key congressional offices, relevant administrative agencies, and other advocacy organizations, to strategically advance top priorities for Indian Country. Allis’ previous roles include Executive Director of the Native American Contractors Association (NACA), Board Chairman of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC), and Founder & President of Thunderbird Strategies, LLC, a government relations firm specializing in advocacy of Native American rights. Alongside practicing Federal Indian Law and serving as a Labor and Employment litigation attorney, Allis served eight years as an officer with the Baltimore Police Department.