Yvette Fielder – National Centre for American Indian Enterprise Development

Yvette Fielder (Hidatsa-Waterbuster Clan, Mandan, Lakota) is a Program Director for The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED). Joining as a Business Development Specialist in 2018, and within weeks promoting to Lead Business Development Specialist to champion their Minority Business Development Program to successful completion of the MBDA East Coast Operations.

As Program Director, she has led their SBA 7(j) programs since 2021, working closely with Nevada tribes and Native American organizations within the state of Nevada. Yvette has managed many of NCAIED’s training programs including the Native Edge Institutes which serves Native American entrepreneurs, and other minority business owners across the country reach their small business goals while providing training, and technical assistance to small business owners.

Yvette graduated with honors from The University of Phoenix with her Master’s in Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Management with a Minor in Business and earned a certificate business program with The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Prior to NCAIED Yvette worked with her tribe to promote business, workforce, and economic development, and in her early career she worked in banking, accounting with two school districts and administrative support for the Early Education program at Gila River Indian Community, Management Consultant MBDA program and as a Procurement Specialist for a non-profit organization assisting Native Entrepreneurs navigate the federal arena.