Published December 28, 2016
MAYETTA, KANSAS – The Prairie Band, LLC Board of Directors are proud to announce Jacob “Tug” Wamego will serve as the company’s President and CEO, a position he has held in the interim since May. Wamego previously served as the company’s Business Development Manager/Legal Counsel since 2014.
Wamego is a Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal member and has over 15 years of experience working with tribal governments, with particular focus in Indian gaming, government contracting, business development, strategic planning, and has extensive knowledge of tribal, federal, and state laws and regulations. Wamego has a Bachelor of Science degree from Washburn University, a Master of Business Administration from Friends University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law, and is a licensed attorney in the state of Kansas and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
“I am excited to lead Prairie Band, LLC as it continues to reach new heights. We have a dedicated team of employees who are focused on accomplishing great things here at Prairie Band,” said Wamego.
Prairie Band, LLC was formed in 2010 as an economic development company wholly owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Since inception, Prairie Band, LLC has grown into a family of five subsidiary companies with commercial, federal, and local customers.
Prairie Band, LLC is part of the economic development plan established by tribal leadership with the purpose of providing opportunity and prosperity to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. The company is headquartered on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation in northeast Kansas.