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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

Thomas J. Devine, Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Devine leads a team of over 200 employees, within 17 companies, located throughout 15 states and three countries. Mr. Devine possesses a comprehensive background with specific strengths in Federal business development, revenue growth, strategic alliances and operations. His experience is especially beneficial to PBDC as the corporation continues to grow its businesses and expand its work with government clients.

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.  

Stephanie P. Omdoll, Chief Administrative Officer

As Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Omdoll works closely with the executive management team to ensure the vision and goals of the organization are met, while introducing continuous and best practices across the company. Ms. Omdoll is also responsible for developing and executing the company's overall branding, marketing and public relations strategy, serving as a key spokesperson for the organization across all constituencies, including the Forest County Potawatomi Community, PBDC and its subsidiary employees, customers, partners and the general public.

Ms. Omdoll also has the principal responsibility for the oversight and management of all Milwaukee Wgema Campus operations and continued involvement in the property's 5-year, $30 million master plan for the redevelopment of the remaining historic buildings.

Since its inception in 2002, the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation has become one of the most successful tribally-owned business development corporations in the country. I look forward to working with the PBDC Board and tribal leadership as we continue to grow and invest, not just for the benefit of the tribe, but for all of Wisconsin.
— Tom Devine, CEO

b o a r d   o f   d i r e c t o r s

Kevin J. Allis, Board Chair

Kevin J. Allis is a tribal member of the Forest County Potawatomi Community and serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation. In that role, Kevin has played a significant role in diversifying the Tribe's asset base and increasing the overall wealth of the Tribe, which has included investments in tribally owned federal contractors. 

Kevin comes from a family with a history of tribal leadership, and a passion for enhancing the lives of Native communities. Both his grandfather and great-grandfather served as Chairman for the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

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.

Immanuel Johnson II, Board Member

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.

Kurt L. O'Bryan, Board Member

Kurt O'Bryan is a tribal member of the Oglala Sioux and serves as general manager of technology, sales and product development for FLSmidth Excel, the leading US exporter of heavy duty rock crushing equipment, headquartered in Wales, Wisconsin. Kurt served as the PBDC's Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2006 and during his tenure, profitability showed consistent growth on a quarterly basis. Kurt 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.

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.

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.
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Kevin J. Allis

Kevin J. Allis

Brad McClain

Brad McClain

Immanuel Johnson II

Immanuel Johnson II

Kurt L. O'Bryan

Kurt L. O'Bryan

Philip Shopodock

Philip Shopodock