Richard Hill to speak on "National Building Through Strategic Asset Management" at the St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series

Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 a.m.

From St. Norbert College, January 28, 2010
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Richard Hill, chairman of Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, will present "Nation Building Through Strategic Asset Management" as part of the CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series, held at F.K. Bemis International Center. The CEO breakfast series is sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP and Insight Publications.

Hill was elected as chairman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin in 2008. He last served as chairman from 1990-1993. Under Hill's first term as chairman, Oneida signed its first gaming compact with the State of Wisconsin. Hill also simultaneously served as chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), based in Washington, D.C. This national tribal advocacy organization represented 168 federally-recognized tribes in the gaming industry with revenues reaching $7 billion dollar annually.

Under Hill's leadership, NIGA became a nationally-recognized voice in Washington on Indian gaming issues and successfully initiated the development of a national set of minimum regulatory standards and policies for tribal governmental gaming.

Following his service as NIGA Chairman, Hill formed The Hill Group LLC, to consult with various entities to identify economic development projects and partnerships in Indian Country along with equity/debt projects. He also formed RGH Holdings Inc., to assist and develop real estate both on and off reservations, including the development of the first ever off-reservation, tribal consortium hotel investment, located in Washington, D.C. The Residence Inn by Marriot is a 13-story, 233 room, 24,000 square foot property, where RGH identified and negotiated the $12 million tribal equity participation in a $42 million extended-stay hotel project.

This is the 13th year that the college has provided this educational resource for area business professionals. All the presenters are outstanding business and community leaders who will share their unique strategies for meeting challenges facing American businesses today. The series is sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP and Insight Publications.

The registration fee is $60 for an individual session. For more information or to register, contact St. Norbert College at 920- 403-3166 or e-mail jamie.mcguire@snc.edu, or go to the website at http://www.snc.edu/president/ceobreakfast.html.

All sessions run from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and take place at the Riverview Country Club, Appleton, Wis., or F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College.