The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that Chairman Matt Wesaw has been selected as the Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Matt Wesaw will succeed Leslee Fritz, who has been Interim Director since the retirement of Daniel Krichbaum earlier in the year.
Matt Wesaw is also the first Native American Indian appointed to this position. In accepting this position, Matt Wesaw has also decided to retire from his roles Chairman of Pokagon Band Tribal Council and President and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority.
Matt Wesaw will be succeeded in the interim by Vice Chairman Bob Moody, until the Pokagon Band holds a special election in January 2014 to elect a new Chairman.