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.
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.
Chad Renfro, Osage, is Founder and Lead Designer of Chad Renfro Design, LLC and 1115 Enterprises, based out of Pawhuska and Palm Beach. He is President of the Pawhuska Community Foundation and has served as a board member for The Ann Norton Sculpture Garden and Opportunity Inc. Chad has served as chair and committee for a great number of non-profit, philanthropic organizations in both Oklahoma and Florida. He recently served on the Committee for Smart Growth America, participated in the initial planning meetings for the Pawhuska Indian Village and Historical Preservation efforts locally. He holds a BA from The University of Central Oklahoma in Public Relations and resides in Tulsa.
Bill Webb is 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 and coaches, corporations and individuals. He serves as Executive Director of the Osage Nation Foundation and manages the daily operations of the foundation. He has served in this capacity since 2011. He is also an investor and owner of a number of businesses across multiple industries. He is the author of Igniting the Blue Flame: Answer the Call To Leadership and speaks throughout the country on the topic of leadership. He is active in a number of charitable causes. He is married for more than 20 years to his wife Jill and has three teenage sons.