About Lac du Flambeau Business Development Corporation
Melissa Doud, Interim COO
Melissa brings decades of military and business experience to lead operations. She brings a wealth of expertise in supply chain in the U.S. Army. She retired after decades of service as a decorated Sergeant First Class Supply Sergeant. Following her military career, Melissa applied her business management degree to the corporate sector. Her business career includes roles in finance and accounting, partnerships and acquisitions, personnel management and operational efficiency. Her board of director experience includes business development and economic growth organizations as well as financial institutions and education.
Dan Bonavia, Corporate Retail Director
Dan has an impressive record of delivering profitability and operational efficiency in retail environments. His experience in retail acquisitions fits well with the strategic plan of bringing more retail choices to Lac du Flambeau. Dan will lead development efforts to identify and expand retail operations within Lac du Flambeau. Building on the momentum of the new retail center, he will be responsible for all aspects of retail operations. These include creating an exceptional shopping experience for customers and a positive, empowering working environment for employees.
Todd Myszka, Planning & Financial Analyst
Todd most recently worked with the St. Croix Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, where he held titles of Controller, CFO and CEO. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Financial Management. He enjoys working places where he can have a positive impact, especially financially. His diverse employment background includes manufacturing, construction, education, health care and entertainment. This wide range of experience and expertise melds well with our mission to create jobs and revenue outside of gaming for a self-sustaining economy for future generations of tribal members.
Dion Reynolds, Information Technology Manager
Dion brings 20 year's information technology experience with the U.S. Marine Corps and, most recently, with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. He supports information technology systems across LDF BDC business units and works collaboratively with Tribal Government on existing and future systems needs. He offers a wide range of information, communications and data technology experience gained while serving in the military and within Tribal environments Dion is adept at leading, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of technology systems, infrastructure and staffing, which will help, as we grow.
The LDF Business Development Corporation was created by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Indians to mirror successful Tribes, create jobs, and generate revenue outside of gaming.
As an economic arm of the Tribe, the BDC and businesses under its umbrella are designed to contribute to the general fund while at the same time maintain investment capital for future projects and business ventures.
The mission of the LDF BDC is to diversify the Lac du Flambeau Tribe’s non-gaming revenue sources and create career opportunities for our community.
Our vision is to build sustainable, profitable businesses that provide career paths for citizens of the Lac du Flambeau Tribal community, embodying Tribal goals and objectives, while respecting the Tribe's cultural values.
By developing business opportunities and creating strategic partnerships, we will positively impact economic growth and career opportunities. This holistic approach to economic development will build a strong, healthy nation as we shepherd progress into the seventh generation.
The LDF BDC places the highest value on integrity, respect, honesty and ethics. We practice these values in deed and word while working for and serving the best interest of the Waaswaaganing Ojibwe Nation.