president and chief executive officer
Troy Clay is the president and chief executive officer of Mno-Bmadsen, the economic development enterprise of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, and a citizen of the tribe. He is also chairman of the board of 7GenAE (Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC). He was elected tribal treasurer before becoming Mno-Bmadsen’s chief executive officer. As treasurer he chaired the tribe’s Finance Board and was treasurer of the Pokagon Gaming Authority overseeing Four Winds Casino Resort. Prior appointed service to the tribe includes chairman of the Family Welfare Commission, secretary of the Election Commission, and member of the Enrollment Committee.
Troy’s experience in community and economic development spans Native American and non-native sectors. His work includes the positions of Community & Economic Development Director of Benton Township, Housing and Development Director of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Housing Director of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, interim chief executive officer of Loshbough Construction Company, part-time City Manager for Watervliet and Qualifications-Based Selections Coordinator for the Michigan Council of Engineering Companies.
Born in Watervliet, Michigan and raised on the family farm, Troy acquired a solid work ethic. Following high school, he served 4 years in the United States Navy. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University. Troy currently serves as chairman of Chi Ishobak – the financial institution serving Pokagon citizens, and on the Board of the Watervliet Community General Baptist Church.