Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Chair, Deryn Pete

Chairwoman Deryn Pete is a descendant of Southern Paiute and Washoe Indians, and is an enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. Ms. Pete was raised in Las Vegas on the Tribe’s Snow Mountain reservation.


She has served on the Tribal Council since 2016 and, in 2020, was elected Vice Chairwoman. In 2022, Ms. Pete was elected to the office of Tribal Chairwoman. Prior to serving the Tribe in her elected capacities, Ms. Pete sat on the Tribe’s Education Committee, worked at the Tribe’s Golf Resort, and was employed in the Tribe’s cannabis operations.