Elizabeth Brando (Cherokee Nation)
As a leader in development and fundraising, Elizabeth Brando has raised over $10 million for higher education and cultural institutions, with additional experience in multinational banking and project management in Silicon Valley. She has been building and fostering collaborative professional relationships since 1995. Brando, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, relocated to upstate New York from Manhattan twelve years ago, and has consulted on several projects throughout Indian Country. Her entrepreneurial expertise, combined with a strong intellectual curiosity, gives her unique insight into the cultivation and stewardship of a diverse environment.