Chebon Marshall was named Chief of Staff & Assistant to the President for Government and Community Affairs for the California Institute of the Arts in January 2018. In this position, he coordinates executive management of the Institute, provides support and counsel to President Ravi Rajan, and oversees the President’s objectives with the Provost, Vice Presidents and senior staff.
In his role leading Government and Community Affairs, Chebon draws on his deep understanding of public affairs and a detailed knowledge of the legislative process to advocate on behalf of the Institute while creating strong relationships with stakeholders. He has over twenty years of federal, state and local government experience, focusing on subjects including appropriations, tribal issues, economic development, and the development of public-private partnerships such as the new American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, slated to open in 2021.
With an extensive background in executive management. Chebon excels at handling the competing priorities that pull upon leaders. He has served as Chief of Staff for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and held roles as a senior advisor to statewide, legislative and local elected officials. Prior to CalArts, Marshall was a Vice President at a DC-based public affairs firm where he developed initiatives that achieved legislative and public relations successes for advocacy organizations and NGO/non-profits in Congress and legislative chambers across the country.
Chebon, whose name is Mvskoke Creek in origin, is originally a native of Norman, Oklahoma. He and his wife Erica recently relocated to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C. along with their dog Nittany.