Shareholder recognized for accomplishments, leadership

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development named CIRI shareholder Jennine Elias as a 2011 Native American 40 under 40 for her demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to achieve impressive and significant contributions to her community and to Indian country. Elias is the external affairs coordinator at the Native American Contractors Association and an advisory board member for the Washington Internships for Native Students. She earned Master of Public Policy and Master of Dispute Resolution degrees from Pepperdine University in 2009 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a minor in American Indian Studies in 2006. She is the daughter of CIRI shareholder Ella Anagick.