Diane Enos is the 23rd President of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the second woman elected to this office. She is the great granddaughter of JosÃ© Anton, one of the leaders for the Pima communities prior to the Indian Reorganization Act. She is the first member of the Salt River Indian Community to become a lawyer. She practiced in the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office for 11 years, leaving as a Senior Trial Attorney upon being elected as president.
Enos served on the Council for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for sixteen years, serving four terms prior to being elected President. She was elected to Council while a second-year law student at Arizona State University. She became interested in law and politics while working as a news reporter, covering the proposed Pima Freeway for the Scottsdale Progress newspaper. She started law school in 1989, graduated in 1992, and was admitted to the Arizona Bar the same year.
She is currently the Vice-President of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, the chairwoman of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and has been appointed as the Western Area delegate to the Tribal Justice Advisory group for the U.S. Department of Justice. She is also the current chair of the Domestic Violence Committee for the Maricopa Association of Governments.