Robert Aitken

Rob Aitken

Policy Committee
Leech Lake Financial Services
218-766-1178
robert.aitken@llfinancial.org

An enrolled Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe member, Rob is an attorney licensed to practice in MN and Leech Lake Tribal Court.  He is certified as a Building Native Communities Financial Trainer and Financial Coach.  Serving as Executive Director of Leech Lake Financial Services since 2012, Rob has trained and coached hundreds of Leech Lake Reservation community members on building credit, home buying, car purchases, and basic finance. Under Rob’s direction, LLFS has grown from a $75,000 program to a 501c3 Non-Profit worth over $2.4M

Rob’s law degree is from the University of North Dakota School of Law where he graduated with distinction and served as the President of the UND Native American Law Students Association.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Gustavus Adolphus College where he captained the football team as a 4-year letter winner at outside linebacker. Rob is in the Bemidji High School Athletic Hall of Fame where he played football, hockey, and baseball on state tournament teams for hockey and baseball.

Rob is an adjunct professor at the Leech Lake Tribal College teaching Personal Finance and Tribal Governance classes.  In his spare time, Rob coaches hockey at both the youth and varsity level for the Minnesota High Performance Program.  He has a boat and uses it, so Rob can be found on the water all summer long with his wife Julia.