Forest County Potawatomi tribal member, Kip Ritchie, serves as President of Greenfire Management Services, LLC—a subsidiary of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (“PBDC”). PBDC is the diversification arm of the Forest County Potawatomi Community. Prior to his appointment as Greenfire President in 2014, Ritchie served as PBDC COO since 2009. Ritchie joined PBDC full time in 2006 as Senior Vice President and served on its Board of Directors from 2003-2007. Through the organization, Ritchie promotes the importance of investing in the tribe’s future by diversifying resources beyond gaming.
Ritchie’s career in Indian Country began in 1997 when he joined Potawatomi Hotel Casino (formerly known as Potawatomi Bingo Casino) as Director of Marketing. He was promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2002.
Ritchie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. In addition to serving on the Gun Lake Investments Board, Kip serves on the Board of Directors for the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Children’s Health Alliance, Froedtert Hospital Foundation, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, New Mexico Community Capital, Tribal Business Journal and Mno-Bmadsen Corporation—the economic development arm of the Pokagon Potawatomi Tribe. Kip served on the Board of Directors for the Native American Contractors Association from 2008-2015. Since 1999, Kip has served as the Chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Kip resides in Pewaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and two children.