Structure & Leadership

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures

Created by the tribal government of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures is committed to building a sound economic future by developing and nurturing a diverse range of businesses. From our casinos and hotels to our non-gaming operations, our businesses are a vital economic force in east-central Minnesota.




Joseph Nayquonabe
Chairman of the Board and Commissioner of Corporate Affairs, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Joseph Nayquonabe serves as the chief executive officer and chair of the board of directors for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. Joe analyzes new business opportunities and oversees the Band’s existing businesses.


Board of Directors

Arlene Weous
District I

Dale Greene, Sr.
District II

William Premo, Jr.
District III

Joanne Whiterabbit
At Large

At Large

Michael Beattie