Deb Croswell headshot
Deb Croswell

Croswell will lead Cayuse Shared Services team

MISSION – Debra Croswell has been assigned new duties as President/Managing Director of Cayuse Shared Services, which will provide administrative support functions for the Cayuse Holdings family of companies.

Croswell, who joined Cayuse Technologies in January of 2018, is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, which owns Cayuse Holdings and its subsidiary companies.

Shared Services provides “back-office” support functions for the Cayuse family of companies, including Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, IT Services, Facilities, Finance, Marketing and Compliance/Legal.

As president of Cayuse Shared Services, Croswell will manage about 40 people responsible for providing services at the lowest cost to assure Cayuse business units “will be able to be faster and more price competitive,” said Billy Nerenberg, CEO at Cayuse Holdings.

Croswell joined Cayuse two years ago as the Director of Compliance and a Chief of Staff after working for more than 23 years for CTUIR government as the Interim Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and Communications Director. In her executive roles, working directly for the Board of Trustees (CTUIR’s governing body), Croswell had oversight of up to 16 departments with more than 400 employees and an operating budget of $120 million.

Croswell earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. She grew up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and graduated from Weston-McEwen High School in Athena.

Croswell has served on the Wildhorse Foundation board of directors, the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce board, the Athena-Weston School Board and budget committee, and the Oregon Commemorative Coin Commission (a Governor-appointed group who designed the Oregon state quarter).

At Cayuse, Croswell has worked closely with the executive team and the Cayuse Board of Directors and took an active role in providing guidance and support for Cayuse’s interactions with the CTUIR Board of Trustees.

She was instrumental in restarting the employee newsletter in late 2018 and in creating the new Cayuse Apprenticeship Program, which will launch this spring.