Debbie Thundercloud has been named the General Manager of the Oneida Nation effective April 7, 2019. Thundercloud’s previous position was with the National Indian Gaming Association as the Chief of Staff.
Thundercloud has an impressive resume with the Oneida Nation having served as Chairwoman from 1993 to 1999, Vice-chairwoman from 1990-1993 and as Oneida’s General Manager from 2006-2011. Prior to serving the Oneida Nation in her role as General Manager, she was an executive with Bellin Health overseeing the Support Care Center; which consisted of engineering, facilities, food service and purchasing, biomedical engineering and patient ancillary services.
Thundercloud earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and her master’s Degree from Marquette University.
“We are excited to welcome Debbie back home to the Oneida Nation, said Oneida Chairman Tehassi Hill. “Although she was never far away while working with the National Indian Gaming Association, we look forward to her leadership and knowledge in organizational management to help move us forward.”
The General Manager is the most senior leadership position for the Nation’s non-revenue generating operations. Thundercloud will assume responsibility for implementing and executing the Nation’s strategies while managing day to day operations of programs and services. The GM will have a strong and direct relationship with the Oneida Business Committee acting as a conduit for policy and legislative implementation.
Thundercloud’s office will be at the Norbert Hill Center during her transition into the organization, with her permanent office located at the Skenadoah Complex on Packerland Drive.