Joe Nayquonabe

Commissioner of Corporate AffairsCEO

Mille Lacs Band of OjibweMille Lacs Corporate Ventures




Joe Nayquonabe’s job is to think outside the casino. As the head of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, he’s looking for investments for the Mille Lacs Band. In addition to Grand Casino Hinckley and Mille Lacs, and several businesses in and around the Mille Lacs reservation, the band now owns several hotels, including the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront and the DoubleTree in downtown St. Paul. While gaming will continue to be the band’s primary revenue driver, Nayquonabe and his team hope to expand its financial clout and diversity.