James Gessner, Chairman, Mohegan Tribe
As a tribe, we feel an obligation to support those that depend upon us – that starts with our tribal members of course, but it also means neighboring state and municipal governments we partner with, and private entities we do business with. We know that public health and economic security are intrinsically connected.
Samuel N. Penney, Chairman, Nez Perce Tribe
We are working toward expanding our solar capabilities. Our initial goal is to ensure that the tribe is self-sustaining. Our next goal is to be able to produce energy for the grid.
Brenda Meade, Chairman, Coquille Indian Tribe
Self-sufficiency isn’t just about tribal government. It’s about the people. Strengthening the people has to be the priority in your businesses and your government.
Andrew Joseph Jr., Chairman, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
The biggest challenge for the Tribes and the gaming industry as a whole is by far the lack of staffing in various departments throughout the casino.
Jordan Dresser, Chairman, Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation
As a leader, I try to surround myself with people who have ambition and really want something. Talent is always key, but drive is essential...
Robert de los Angeles, Chairman, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
We constantly seek new ways to engage in additional enterprises, and with those opportunities, always fostering an understanding of the skills to operate those enterprises.
W. Ron Allen, Chairman, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
The biggest challenge has been getting our labor force back on board. It’s been an issue nationwide, and we certainly are experiencing it too...
Rebecca Richards, Tribal Chairwoman, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Fortunately, we have a very experienced team that were involved in the development of our four casinos as well as several expansion projects along the way. That experience coupled with the new experience gained in managing a construction project during the pandemic, will continue to inform our operations going forward.
Charles Martin, Tribal Chairman, Morongo Band of Mission Indians
From our leadership on issues impacting Indian Country to advancing our business enterprises and providing services to our tribal members, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians expects 2022 to be an extremely busy year full of opportunity and promise.
Jonathan W. Smith, Chairman, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Some of the biggest challenges we face as an organization are the increased cost of supplies, services, and fuel that we see in the economy today.