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Deron Marquez served as chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians from 1999
through April 2006. In addition to leading the seven-member Business Committee, he was
instrumental in designing and directing a progressive agenda of social, economic and governance development for the tribal government and community. Under his leadership, the Tribe has entered into successful business ventures with the goal of securing critical government revenues well into the future. The Tribe also enhanced its governance capabilities, instituted public services for tribal citizens and solidified intergovernmental relations at the local, state and national levels under his leadership. Marquez is a nationally-recognized speaker and lecturer on such issues as economic development, tribal governance and tribal sovereignty. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, a Masters degree in Politics and a Ph.D. in community health, politics and public policy from Claremont Graduate University.