United Auburn Indian Community Announces New Tribal Administrator

Becky Johnson brings experienced leadership and strategic vision to support Tribe

Auburn, CA – The United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) is pleased to welcome Becky Johnson as the tribe’s new Tribal Administrator.

“With over 25 years of management experience, Becky is a well-respected leader who brings a wealth of knowledge to UAIC as a new Tribal Administrator. In her role, Becky will lead the operations of our tribal government while integrating our overall vision, mission and values,” said Gene Whitehouse, President of the UAIC. “We look forward to seeing Becky support our tribe as we work towards achieving our long-term goals and objectives.”

As Tribal Administrator, Johnson will plan, manage, coordinate and evaluate the day-to-day operations of Tribal Government and provide strategic input under the overall supervision of the Tribal Council. She will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient achievement of Tribal Department policies and objectives, while providing a wide range of services to Tribal members.

“I feel privileged to join the incredibly collaborative, caring and insightful team at UAIC, said Becky Johnson, UAIC’s new Tribal Administrator. “As a proud member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, I am deeply invested in protecting the Tribe’s history and culture while advancing their mission and providing instrumental services to members of this community.”

Throughout her career, Johnson has specialized in leading teams through transformational change. Prior to joining UAIC, Johnson served as a Senior Manager for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), where she led a team of over 100 internal employees and 5,000 contractors performing various tasks to deliver services essential.

Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and a Master of Science (MS) with Honors in Systems Engineering and Human Factors from the University. Embry-Riddle aeronautics.

Johnson is the recipient of the Sacramento Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” award and the PG&E Clarke Award for Environmental Stewardship, the Britton Citation Award for Safety, and Speak Up Recognition for Compliance and Ethics. She is the Past President and Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum; former Chief Financial Officer, Infragard; Past President, Sacramento Junior League; Past President and Alumnus, Leadership Sacramento; Alumnus of the FBI Citizens Academy; Alumnus of the City of Sacramento City Management Academy and speaker for the 2021 BOLD Speaker Series.

Johnson lives in Sacramento and is a registered member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and of Karuk tribal descent. His personal endeavors include community leadership and health and wellness. To date, she has completed over 25 ultramarathons and is an avid CrossFit athlete.

Calvin W. Soper