Sequoyah Simermeyer, a member of the Coharie Tribe of North Carolina, has been nominated to the position of chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Currently, Simermeyer serves as an NIGC associate commissioner and director of self-regulation. If confirmed, Simermeyer would serve a three-year term. He would replace Jonodev Osceolo Chaudhuri, who retired May 15.
Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt stated, “Sequoyah Simermeyer has a wealth of experience on tribal issues working in different executive and legislative branch capacities. He is the ideal candidate for this position, and I urge Congress to confirm him quickly.”