Alex Tallchief Skibine
Alex Skibine is a professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. He has served as deputy counsel for Indian Affairs on the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has served as a regional representative for the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and as a staff attorney and project director for the Institute for the Development of Indian Law.
Monte Boulanger, Osage, is an Operations Manager for Walmart Financial Services in Bentonville, Ark. He has served as Chairman of Tribal Voices, Walmart's American Indian and Alaska Native Resource Group, which advises Walmart on cultural aspects of Indian Country. He has a BBA from Pittsburg State University and a MBA from Nova Southeastern University and is a board member of The Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, AR.
Russ Tall Chief (Osage Nation) is a Taildancer and former Drumkeeper for the Greyhorse District of the In’lonshka Osage ceremonial dances. As a writer and educator, Tall Chief is in his 14th year as the Art Galleries Editor for Native Peoples Magazine (2000 – present). He teaches college writing at Oklahoma State University, Rose State College, and Oklahoma City Community College. Tall Chief earned his Master's Degree in English from Bemidji State University in Minnesota and a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from the University of Central Oklahoma. His graduate work also includes specialized studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the University of Toronto.
Julie O’Keefe, Osage, was born and raised in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University. She is a Native American entrepreneur and business woman with over 20 years of experience in projects involving a variety of products including furniture, porcelain, promotional items, educational tools and toys. Julie’s particular expertise is in sourcing, importing, design and customization services. Julie’s primary focus currently is assisting Native American Tribes to create and produce unique products that reflect the rich cultural history of the Native American people.
Nancy Pillsbury Shirley
Nancy Pillsbury Shirley brings more than 40 years experience in both the for-profit business world as well as philanthropy to the Osage Foundation. She is President of Pillsbury Marketing Company. Additionally, she serves as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the Ed and H Pillsbury Foundation and Chairperson of the Board of the Winter Opera St. Louis. She is a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, MO and lives in Madue, MO.
Bill Webb is an operating partner in Fenway Partners, a middle-market private equity based in New York City. He is also the founder and Senior Managing Partner of Legacy Foundation and Event Management, a Southlake, Texas-based firm that develops and manages foundations and charities for professional athletes, professional and collegiate coaches, corporations, and individuals.