The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council has a new executive in its ranks, with Tsiorasa Barreiro joining as the new executive director for tribal operations.
He will be overseeing all programs and services provided by the tribal government, including education, health services, economic development, and the environment.
Barreiro comes from a background in business, having been the vice president of the fifth-largest Native American-owned company in the U.S. – Ongweoweh Corp, located in Ithaca, N.Y.
"The process to choose a new executive director was very competitive," said tribal chief Randy Hart. "I'm sure that Tsiorasa will do a fine job and take the tribe into the future in a good way."
Barreiro has been active in the Akwesasne community, as a coach and board member of the Akwesasne Minor Lacrosse Association and coach of Akwesasne Eagles youth flag football team.
"Leadership is about service. My first goal is to help staff feel appreciated and respected," he noted. "Making progress is a team effort, one that I'm looking forward to."