Mellor Willie, Navajo, is the Co-Founder and Director of 7Gen Leaders, a Native Political Action Committee (PAC) founded in February 2018 that conducts Independent Expenditures to help elect strong and viable candidates to key positions and offices across the country. In its inaugural year, 7Gen Leaders focused on electing the first two Native American women to the United States Congress—Deb Haaland (D-NM-1) and Sharice Davids (D-KS-3). Mellor has over 20 years of experience in public relations, government and public affairs and political consulting at the tribal, local, state and national level. From 2009 to 2013, Willie served as Executive Director of the National American Indian Housing Council and has served on various advisory boards and committees for Native internship programs in Washington, DC. Mellor is a graduate of George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (2009) and as an adjunct faculty he has taught the course, “Native Politics and Grassroots Organizing” from 2014-2017.