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Eric S. Trevan, Ph.D., is a national advocate for entrepreneurial and economic development and for small, minority, and Native American businesses.

Through his company, Anishnabe Development LLC, Eric works with Husch Blackwell attorneys in a joint agreement to provide lobbying services for tribal governments, companies, and organizations.

Eric is a faculty member at The Evergreen State College, where he focuses on tribal governance, public administration, nonprofit administration, and public policy that supports his research focus of local and tribal economies. Additionally, Eric serves as chairman of the board of directors for an investment and economic development corporation, Gun Lake Investments. He also provides policy recommendations and research on a variety of community, planning, business, entrepreneurial, and economic issues.

Eric is the immediate past president and chief executive officer of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.  He has managed government and tribal relations for the Heard Museum and has held past leadership positions with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi.

Eric is a tribal citizen of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians.



  • Ph.D., Arizona State University
    • Local and Tribal Economies
  • M.P.A., Central Michigan University
  • B.S. & B.A., Western Michigan University
    • Public Administration, Minor in Economics