Global Conference 2010
Executive Administrative Officer, Ho-Chunk Nation
David Greendeer of Ho-Chunk/Narragansett, Deer Clan, is Executive Administrative Officer of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, serving under President Wilfrid Cleveland. Greendeer currently oversees 13 executive departments, 878 government employees, 2,332 business employees and an average annual executive branch budget of $65 million, exclusive of enterprises. He protects the president′s vision and the nation′s integrity. Executive and legislative joint administrative highlights include: improving the executive and legislative relationship to resolve the Ho-Chunk Nation gaming compact with the state of Wisconsin; implementing business improvements that stabilized the nation′s financial foundation; separating and reforming the nation's Health Department and Social Services Department; rebalancing the nation′s total debt load; exploring renewable energy options; creating investment criteria; and high-level due diligence. Greendeer holds a B.A. from Winona State University and an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.