Joe Nayquonabe

Joe Nayquonabe

Joe Nayquonabe

Chief Executive Officer | Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures

Joe Nayquonabe, Jr. is an American Indian business professional that has spent his career reimagining and reinventing how American Indian tribal economies grow and prosper. He spent over a decade as a marketing executive with Grand Casino before ascending to CEO of the Mille Lacs Band’s Corporate Commission where he created several companies including Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, which manages the entire business portfolio of the Mille Lacs Band; Maadaadizi Holdings; Wewinabi Inc., Makwa Global, and SLOTCO.

 

Nayquonabe has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Cloud State University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a master of tribal administration and governance degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.