WIEDC HIRES RANDY CADOTTE AS ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR
Jennifer Peters, CEO of the Wisconsin Indigenous Economic Development Corporation (WIEDC), announces the hiring of Randy Cadotte as the Advancement Director.
“I am pleased to announce that Randy has joined WIEDC as our Advancement Director. Randy’s background, leadership experience and commitment to Wisconsin’s Native communities make him the perfect fit for our organization. I am looking forward to working together, and to his successful efforts in securing financial support for our organization’s development and capacity building,” Jennifer said.
Prior to joining WIEDC, Mr. Cadotte served as the Executive Director of Operations for the Sevenwinds Casino for the past five years. He also held numerous director positions in Marketing and Casino operations. In these positions, he refined his business skills, developed a keen understanding of operational performance metrics, and developed many relationships throughout the state.
Mr. Cadotte is a Tribal Member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. He, his wife and two younger children reside on the reservation, and his two oldest children attend college at UW-Madison and UM-Minneapolis. Mr. Cadotte received his higher education from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Cadotte has served Wisconsin’s Indian Country in many roles, including as a member of the Wisconsin Native Loan Fund Board of Directors and as the Lac Courte Oreilles Band’s representative to the Native American Tourism of Wisconsin (NATOW) Board of Directors, to name just a few.
Mr. Cadotte joins Jennifer Peters, CEO, and Nicole Fish, Programs Director, in leading WIEDC in building financial sovereignty for Wisconsin’s Native businesses, Tribal Enterprises, families and communities.
The Wisconsin Indigenous Economic Development Corporation (WIEDC), formerly known as the Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance (WIBA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a coalition of non-profit Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Our mission is to expand Native economic development by building the financial sovereignty of Native individuals, families, Native-owned businesses, Tribal enterprises and communities in Wisconsin.
Working together, WIEDC’s Members collaborate and leverage resources to maximize access to loans, training and counseling to best serve the enrolled Members of the 11 Federally recognized Tribes in Wisconsin – both on and off reservation communities.
WIEDC’s Members collectively bring millions of dollars to Wisconsin Indian Country from corporations, foundations and government programs to deliver our continuum of loan products and capacity-building technical assistance. Learn more at WIEDC.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2023
Jennifer Peters, CEO
Randy Cadotte, Advancement Director