Ms. Quanah Crossland Stamps, MA
Quanah is a highly accomplished development leader and project manager. She has served in executive leadership positions with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During her career, Quanah designed, implemented and managed a wide-range of social, economic and small business development programs serving communities across the U.S. and internationally. In 2002, following a confirmation by the United States Senate, Quanah served as Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans overseeing three national programs, a combined grant portfolio of 2,100 projects, development investments of $276M, a $24M development loan fund, and six technology, training, and technical assistance contracts. In 2009, Quanah launched Community Strategies 360 (CS360). This consulting firm specializes in strategic plans to rescue stalled and/or misaligned projects that require negotiations with Federal and State agencies in order to preserve project investments. In 2012, Quanah co-founded GrantVantage, Inc. to meet the post-award grant project management needs of U.S. nonprofits, international NGO's, Tribes, States and Territorial governments. Quanah is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and holds a Master's degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.