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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.
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Immanuel Johnson II, Board Chairman
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.
Tom Boelter, Board Vice Chairman
Thomas graduated with an M.S. degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin -Madison and B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Thomas is an Enrolled Forest County Potawatomi tribal member and is currently employed by the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin as the Administrator of Education and Culture.
Thomas has both lived and worked in Indian Country for over twenty years. He has spent the last eleven years working for the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin as an Executive Council Member, Executive Director of the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, and in his current position. In addition, he has served on the Forest County Potawatomi Investment Committee for more than five years.
Brad McClain, Board Director
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.
Ryan Dyer, Board Director
Ryan Dyer is a tribal member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and served two terms as the Tribal Council Treasurer. He is currently the Risk Director for an international commodities company with revenues in excess of $2.5 billion. Mr. Dyer has also served as a business and accounting adjunct instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas. He is a board member of the Hunter Health Clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas with majors in Mathematics and Physics.
Nick Shepard, Board Liaison