A member of the Northern Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and a former managing partner, owner and founder of a trade color separation and digital publication pre-press business in CA employing 30 individuals. Gary has extensive business and process management experience – He is a Senior Operations and Project Management Professional with expertise encompassing technical printing/pre-press systems, account development, effective sales and marketing plans and programs, financial management, budgeting and customer relations. Having hired, trained, motivated and led high quality responsive workgroups and teams, he has consistently accomplished all assigned goals, particularly as relating to overall cost reductions, improved manufacturing efficiencies, and customer and sales support satisfaction. Gary is acutely aware that it takes enthusiastic, innovative and decisive leadership to provide profits in today’s marketplace. He takes pride in being a self-starter who approaches goals with the absolute expectation of meeting and exceeding them.


Vice Chairman

Dennis is a life-long College and University educator and administrator whose teaching expertise includes the fields of Cultural Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology.  He retired after teaching for over 52 years.  He also served as the Social Sciences Division Chairman at Monterey Peninsula College and as the college Senate President and California State Senate Representative.

Dennis was the CEO of Caden Development, LLC, a residential development and construction company.  Currently, he works freelance as a Research Consultant and is the Executive Producer of Native American Film Productions, a company dedicated to making documentary films which record and preserve Native American and Mayan cultural life and artifacts.



Jennefer Killion is a member of the Nothern Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and a small business owner since 2019. Jennefer is in current pursuit of her DBA. Having already achieved a master’s in business, with an emphasis in Human Resources and Leadership, Jennefer brings both extensive education and experience to the board.  She has experience in several industries including hospitality, property management, health, home health, banking, insurance, water well drilling, printing, retail, and as an entrepreneur and small business owner.  Innovative ideas and research are her strengths.

Jennefer prides herself in her ability to aim high in setting her goals and her perseverance to reach her goals. Helping others to succeed is also her life’s ambition.  She is Ponca proud and wants to see every single tribe member prosperous and self-sustaining for many generations to come.