Who We Are

Board of Directors

Barbara Stiffarm, Chairperson, Opportunity Link, Blackfeet


Mary Walks Over Ice, Vice-Chairperson, Ft. Belknap Assiniboine


Karen Heisler, Treasurer, Rural Dynamics, Inc., Friend


Sue Woodrow, Secretary, Federal Reserve Bank-Helena, Friend


Tim Guardipee, Board Member, Guardipee Solutions, Little Shell Chippewa/Blackfeet


Philip Belangie, Board Member, MT Department of Commerce, Friend


Michelle M. Fox, Board Member, Island Mountain Development Group, Gros Ventre


Latonna Old Elk, Board Member, Little Big Horn College, Crow


Craig Smith, Board Member, Fort Peck Community College, Assiniboine/Sioux


Leonard Smith, Board Member, Fort Peck, Assiniboine


Laura McGee, Board Member, Independent Consultant, Blackfeet


Jason Smith, Board Member, Office of the Governor, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

MIBA Partners

MIBA's partners are comprised of organizations and entities that are interested in Indian business development. They include tribal organizations, tribal governments, state government, non-profits, tribal colleges, Indian owned businesses, Governor Schweitzer's office, lending institutions, consulting firms, consumer credit advocacy agencies, community development agencies, the Federal Reserve Bank and federal agencies.

Regional Indian Business Alliances


South Dakota Indian Business Alliance


Minnesota Indian Business Alliance



Minnesota Indian Business Alliance


Minnesota Indian Business Alliance