WASHINGTON— The United States Senate confirmed the nomination of Vincent G. Logan to serve as Special Trustee, Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
Logan is a tribal citizen of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma. He is the owner of The Nations Group, LLC, which works with Native American tribes on asset management, investment strategies, and financial education.
The Office of the Special Trustee is located within the Department of the Interior. The staff includes 650 employees who manage more than 2,900 trust accounts for over 250 tribes. Additionally, there are 380,000 Individual Indian Money trust accounts managed by the Office of the Special Trustee for individual American Indians.
The position has been open since January 2009. Logan was nominated by President Obama in September 2012. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved the nomination on January 29, 2014.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell released the following statement after Logan’s confirmation by the Senate:
“As an investment professional, a mentor for Native American attorneys, and a member of the Osage Nation, Vince has been deeply rooted in Indian country for many decades. His asset management expertise, legal experience and extensive network of professional relationships in Indian country will well serve the Office of Special Trustee and the Department of the Interior as we work to build a stronger and more responsive trust asset management system for the Nation’s First Americans. I am pleased the Senate voted to confirm him to this leadership post at Interior.”
“It’s a difficult job, and I’m confident Mr. Logan is the right man to do it,” stated Senator Jon Tester, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs after Logan’s confirmation by the full Senate yesterday. “He is a litigator with vast experience in both public and private sectors. He has also shown great passion for working with tribes and individual Indians to manage their trust assets. I congratulate Vince and thank him for his willingness to serve.”
Logan has worked in the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch from 2006 to 2009, and was a corporate finance attorney for Schulte, Roth, & Zabel from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Logan worked in the Antitrust Division at the United States Department of Justice from 1996 to 1998. He was appointed to the Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Governors in 2010. Mr. Logan is a member of the Osage Nation. He received a B.S. from Oklahoma State University and a J.D. from the University Of Oklahoma College of Law.