Ann Marie Marie Downes

Asst. Director

Ann Marie Downes, an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, recently served as the Policy Advisor for Tribal Affairs to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. Downes previously served a three-year term as president of Little Priest Tribal College located in Winnebago, NE. As president, Downes was responsible for the day-to-day administration and program implementation at Little Priest Tribal College and assisted the college in attaining 10 years of continued accreditation. Downes is a licensed attorney in the state of California and earned a J.D. degree from Arizona State University in 1994 and a bachelor's degree in education from Wayne State College in 1991.