Kevin J. Allis is the current Chief Executive Officer at the National Congress of American Indians and is a member of the Forest County Potawatomi Community. Allis has years 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 and is fluent in building strong working relationships with key congressional offices, relevant administrative agencies, and other advocacy organizations, to strategically advance top priorities for Indian Country. Kevin’s previous roles include Executive Director of the Native American Contractors Association, Board Chairman of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, and founder 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, he is a former law enforcement officer who served the Baltimore Police Department for 8 years.