Thu Nov 10th, 2016
The Southern Ute Drum
Andrew Frost has been named Executive Officer for the Southern Ute Permanent Fund, and was recently appointed by Tribal Chairman Clement J. Frost on Monday, Oct. 31. He will join Ramona Eagle in the Executive Office.
Frost is Southern Ute on his father’s side, and Pawnee/Cheyenne on his mother’s side.
He has worked under the Southern Ute Indian Tribe for a number of years, working under the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the Branch of Roads before going into training for the Colorado Department of Transportation.
From 1996-2008, he worked under the Department of Natural Resources as a survey aide, survey technician, and lands technician. Prior to 1996, he also worked under the Tribe’s vocational rehab program, which treated people with addiction and dependency issues.
From 2009-2010, he worked as Executive Officer under Chairman Matthew Box and Chairwomen Pearl Casias.
Frost commented on his new position by stating, “I feel right at home doing what I’m doing. My responsibility is to relieve the workload off of [Executive Officer] Eagle, who has a lot of departments under her. I had previous experience as Executive Officer for the tribe, so coming into this I felt very comfortable and very familiar of what the process is.”
He stated that tribal members can address any concerns of any Southern Ute Departments stating, “There’s a complaint process they can follow, and we will address them immediately and get them answered as soon as possible. We have the best interest of the entire membership, not just employees of the tribal government.”
He additionally expressed thanks to his wife Lisa Frost.
“She has been my support from when we first met. She’s been there by my side supporting me. We’ve had that teamwork with our marriage, and I give her a lot of credit for where I am right now.”