Chairman, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians
Mark Macarro, Tribal Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, is serving his tenth consecutive two-year term on the council and is in his 17th year as Tribal Chairman. Macarro's vision for the Pechanga people is to see the band strengthen its political self-determination and economic self-sufficiency by developing a diversified economy for the Pechanga Band, while maintaining its distinct and unique cultural identity. Chairman Macarro believes it is critical to maintain and cultivate the Pechanga tribal culture, language, and traditional life ways so that the Pechanga people can preserve their unique ancestral customs and traditions. Chairman Macarro has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California – Santa Barbara.