Brigitte LaPointe-Dunham begins her tenure today as Chief Executive Officer of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She is a tribal member and her family has extensive experience in management roles within the group, says LaPointe-Dunham.
The CEO is responsible for managing the different departments in tribal government; administrative services, public works, emergency services like police, and historic preservation efforts.
LaPointe-Dunham expects to hit the ground running.
LaPointe-Dunham holds two master’s degrees, one from Northern Michigan University and the other from Michigan State. The second is in management and she says her prior job as director of strategic initiatives at Upper Peninsula Health Plan has helped her to understand the importance of creating a great work culture.