Paving the Way for Growth: NMSCPA 2nd Annual Tribal Conference

Paving the Way for Growth: NMSCPA 2nd Annual Tribal Conference

April 25, 2024

Insight in Indian Country Podcast

Trusted Expertise to Serve Tribal Nations

On May 16, the New Mexico Society of CPAs (NMSCPA) is hosting their Second Annual Tribal Conference focused on tribal enterprises, cohosted by REDW Advisors and CPAs. Wes Benally is joined by fellow REDW Principals Victor Flores and Chris Henderson to touch on conference topics including tribal economics, entrepreneurship, and impact investing with native-owned businesses.

Victor and Cait Gutierrez, REDW Internal Audit Senior Manager, will join a lineup of respected speakers at the event. Their sessions will provide valuable perspectives and actionable knowledge on economic development and entrepreneurship within Native communities. The conference aims to foster learning, networking, and collaboration among tribal enterprises and professionals.

Not in New Mexico? Not a problem! Attendees can join in person or virtually.

This conference also offers up to 4.0 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, adding extra value for attending professionals seeking to advance their knowledge and expertise.


00:00 – Introduction to the NMSCPA Tribal Conference
06:58 – Tribal Enterprises and Other Industries in Indian Country
11:12 – Innovative Business Models in Tribal Enterprises
15:35 – Learning and Networking at Conferences
24:23 – Taking Action and Implementing Ideas

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Meet Your Host

Wesley Benally

Wesley Ryan Benally, CPA

REDW Principal and National Tribal Practice Leader

As the leader of REDW’s National Tribal Practice, Wes is committed to improving financial literacy throughout Indian Country and hosts the Insight in Indian Country Podcast. He oversees audits of a wide range for Native American communities, state and local government agencies, and non-profits, nationwide, is a member of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy’s Peer Review Oversight Advisory Committee and serves as an instructor with Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute. In addition, as a Board member for a tribal gaming entity that operates in two states, Wes keeps up with regulatory issues important to tribal gaming operations. Wes is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.

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