Navajo Nation’s economic development director steps down
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The director of the Navajo Nation’s Division of Economic Development has stepped down.
Tribal officials said Crystal Deschinny left the job Tuesday for personal reasons.
Deschinny was appointed to the position in March 2016 and brought a background in financial investment, investment management and diversifying economic development.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye praised Deschinny for her work and said she had helped the tribe to better place businesses in economically supportive locations.
The department manager for project development — Tony Perry — will serve as acting director for the economic division until a new director has been appointed.
The vast Navajo Nation covers parts of northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah and northwestern New Mexico.
- Sen. John McCain calls on Trump to stop attacking journalists, press
- Sheriff Paul Penzone looking to eliminate ‘Tent City’ phrase in 2018
- Lockdown lifted on Peoria buildings after ‘suspicious’ package found
- Cool front expected to blow into Arizona but little chance for rain, snow
- Arizona researchers find evidence of ice cliffs on Mars