Press release | April 10, 2019
Institutional investment advisor and corporate lawyer Vince Logan has joined the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Logan, a member of the Osage Nation, is responsible for NAAF’s $266 million portfolio and charged with overseeing the finance department, implementing financial systems, and managing the investment program. As CFO/CIO, he is to ensure that NAAF operates at the highest levels of transparency, ethics and good governance.
“We are thrilled that Vince Logan has joined the Native American Agriculture Fund and know that his expertise and experience will serve our organization well,” said Elsie Meeks (Oglala Lakota), NAAF Board chairperson. “He is a mentor to many professionals in Indian Country and beyond, and his work in financial and investment leadership will continue to have a lasting impact through NAAF.”
Nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2014, Mr. Logan served as the Special Trustee for American Indians at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Calling on his financial and regulatory background, he led the Office of the Special Trustee in reaffirming its position as a leader in government accountability, Indian Trust reform, financial education and Interior oversight mandates.
“Vince Logan is truly a visionary leader in Indian Country and the financial industry, and he brings an immeasurable wealth of knowledge to the role of CFO/CIO for the Native American Agriculture Fund,” said Janie Simms Hipp (Chickasaw Nation), CEO/President of the Native American Agriculture Fund. “Our organization focuses on the needs of Native farmers and ranchers, and the Native food systems and agriculture economic development goals of their communities. We are confident that Vince Logan will help us accomplish these intertwined and critical missions.”
Prior to the NAAF role, he served as a senior advisor at Permanens Capital L.P. in New York, an institutional investment manager offering investment solutions for foundations, endowments, high net worth families and sovereign wealth clients.
“Vince has been instrumental in launching our tribal wealth practice and shares our focus on ‘Good Governances = Good Investments.’ As one of the leading voices advocating for financial education for Native Americans, his move to NAAF is truly great news for Indian Country and we will continue to support him in his efforts,” said John J. Regan, Permanens Capital L.P., CIO/founding partner.
Mr. Logan has worked in New York in both asset-based financing as a lawyer and in asset management as an investment advisor. As a lawyer, he practiced in aircraft, shipping and equipment finance, and as an investment advisor, he focused on institutional asset management, permanent fund development and financial education for clients.
Mr. Logan is an Oklahoma State University Foundation Governor and is formerly chairman of the board for the Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium. He volunteers at tribal youth events teaching financial skills and has mentored numerous young professionals, guiding them through careers in law and the securities industry. He was educated at Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Queen’s College, Oxford, and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) provides grants to eligible organizations for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy services to support Native farmers and ranchers. The charitable trust was created by the settlement of the landmark Keepseagle v. Vilsack class-action lawsuit. NAAF is the largest philanthropic organization devoted solely to serving the Native American farming and ranching community.