contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right.

3215 W State St
Milwaukee, WI, 53208
United States


The Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC) was established in 2002 as the economic development and income diversification business of
the Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC). Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our subsidiary companies and investments provide financial diversification for our shareholders and investment partners. We grow with a clear focus on profitability and sustainable economic development.

To generate wealth and improve the quality of life for the Tribe by making strategic investments, acquisitions and prudent asset management decisions. Resources generated by PBDC and its holdings will help DIVERSIFY the tribal economy that supports Forest County Potawatomi’s tribal government and helps improve the lives of tribal members. Through trust, support, integrity, and mutual respect, PBDC is committed to building an economic engine that supports the Tribe for generations to come.



E X E C U T I V E   M A N A G E M E N T   T E A M

Kurt L. O'Bryan, Chief Executive Officer

Kurt has a long history with the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation. As one of PBDC’s first employees when the company was established in 2002, Kurt played a key role in building the foundation for the corporation. After serving as Chief Operating Officer for three years, Kurt then served on PBDC’s Board of Directors for six years. 

Kurt is a tribal member of the Oglala Sioux and received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Marquette University, a Masters of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor's degree from South Dakota School of Mines.

James J. Monnat, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Monnat directs financial reporting for PBDC and all of its operating companies and works closely with the executive management team on execution of all aspects of the Company’s strategic plan. He also plays a very active role in the day to day management of Data Holdings’ business.

Mr. Monnat is an accomplished senior financial executive with 30 years of corporate finance experience having raised over $2 billion in debt and equity capital through registered public and private market transactions.  

Robert F.X. Giroux, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Giroux draws from his decades of experience in construction and federal contracting. Bob has expertise in strategic planning, cash flow/financial management, business development, profit and loss, operations management, change management, quality initiatives, relationship management, pre-construction services and project scheduling.

Bob brings over 25 years of commercial and Federal construction and environmental experience to the PBDC family.


b o a r d   o f   d i r e c t o r s

Immanuel Johnson II, Board Chair

Immanuel Johnson II is a tribal member of the Forest County Potawatomi. He is a construction professional with over 20 years of experience in the building trades, specifically in residential construction. Manny has also assisted in teaching a residential construction program with Fox Valley Technical College. In his free time, he enjoys coaching youth basketball and baseball. Manny received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

Brad McClain, Board Member

Brad McClain is a tribal member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Fort Yates, North Dakota. He is CFO for the University of Wisconsin Credit Union in Madison, WI. He is primarily responsible for all accounting, finance, audit and real estate matters for the $1.1 billion credit union. Brad formerly was the CFO for the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also was a member of the Forest County Potawatomi Investment Committee. Brad has over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry. Brad received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville with majors in accounting and business finance.

Philip Shopodock, Board Director

Phil Shopodock is tribal member of the Forest County Potawatomi and served a two-year term as chairman of the Tribe's Executive Council. As a tribal elder residing in Carter, Wisconsin, Phil provides guidance in PBDC's understanding and appreciation of tribal culture, history, government, and community.

Heather H. VanZile, Board Liaison 

Heather VanZile is a tribal member and Executive Council member of the Forest County Potawatomi. Heather provides PBDC with guidance in tribal and political communications and relationships.
No photo is currently available of Ms. Van Zile

Immanuel Johnson II

Immanuel Johnson II

Brad McClain

Brad McClain

Philip Shopodock

Philip Shopodock