Executive Branch

The Executive Team


The Executive Branch includes the Governor and Lieutenant Governor who are elected for a three-year term. The Executive Office is located at the Governance Center in Sacaton which houses several departments as well as the Community Council. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor oversee and are responsible for two units of tribal government. The Gila River Indian Community Council enacted Resolution number GR-191-73 establishing two separate units of tribal government within the Executive Branch.



  • Governor - Stephen Roe Lewis
  • Lieutenant Governor - Robert Stone
  • Community Treasurer - Robert Keller
  • Finance Director - Suzanne Jones
  • Human Resources Interim Director - Randall Lange
  • General Counsel - Linus Everling
  • Communications & Public Affairs Director - June Shorthair
  • Assistant Community Manager, Interim  - Kathyleen Curley
  • Community Services Director - Joanne Miles-Long