Title: President and CEO, American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
As the president of the AIHEC, Billy advocates for the nation’s 37 tribal colleges and universities. After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986, Billy worked at a law firm in Washington D.C. before heeding the call to enter public service. She served as a senior staff member in the office of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-New Mexico, where she helped pass legislation designating tribal colleges as land-grant institutions. She was named the first executive director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities by President Clinton in 1998. Billy is a member of the Navajo Nation.