The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe looked to be in agreement with Gail Kulick, a long-time Milaca attorney and civic leader, as they recently named her the Commissioner of Corporate Affairs. Kulick wants to see more economic development and diversity.
She will officially serve as the Chief Executive Officer and chair of the board of directors for the band’s Corporate Commission according to a press release. The commission is in charge of analyzing new business opportunities and overseeing those already in place like the band’s two Grand Casinos.
“Grand Casinos are already well-managed and successful,” Kulick said. “I want to focus the majority of my energy on diversifying the local economy and identifying new job opportunities for people in our communities.
“In the last U.S. Census, Mille Lacs County ranked 87th in per capita income among Minnesota’s 87 counties,” she said. “We desperately need more economic development.”
A Milaca resident for the past 32 years, Kulick has owned her own law practice for 25 years. Her legal specialties include business governance, business entity formation, real estate acquisition, and estate planning according to a press release.
“Gail’s background in corporate law and as a respected local business owner makes her an ideal person to lead our Corporate Commission,” said Marge Anderson, Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band. “She has good ideas for more economic development in our region, and has the experience we need to advance those ideas into reality.”
Kulick plans to look into green-collar job prospects for the band.
“Coupling job creation with energy savings and environmental benefits would be a win-win for people in this region,” said Kulick.