Chief Standing Bear Appoints Two More Osages to Gaming Board


FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE : November 19, 2015

Chief Standing Bear has appointed two more Osages to the Osage Nation Gaming Enterprise Board, which is the business board with authority over the Osage Casinos. Chief Standing Bear appointed Susan Kneeland and Mark Revard as interim members pending confirmation by the Osage Nation Congress. These appointments come after the Osage Nation Congress failed to confirm Chief Standing Bear’s earlier appointments of Justin Mays and Jeanine Logan. Standing Bear addressed the Congress’ rejection of Logan and Mays as “disturbing” and “without basis”. “Justin Mays has over 25 years of business experience and was very familiar with our Osage gaming laws. Jeanine Logan served with distinction as an Osage Nation Supreme Court Justice and later as an Osage Gaming Commissioner. Both were highly qualified under the law and under every definition”.

Standing Bear described his two new appointments as “equally qualified as my prior appointments”. Susan Kneeland is from the Osage Boulanger family and is employed by the multi-national corporation Cargill. She is a graduate of Brown University, a top-rated Ivy League school. She and her husband Brian live in Wichita, Kansas. “Susan is a well-educated Osage with business management experience in a large corporation. I thank her very much for this commitment”, said Standing Bear. Mark Revard lives in the Tulsa suburb of Jenks, Oklahoma and is a mortgage banker with over 25 years of achievement in business development, team management, operational support, banking and financial services industries. “These two appointees were chosen after a comprehensive search of potential candidates for their individual talents and experience to join with the three other Osage board members after the shock of the Congress rejection of Mays and Logan”, Standing Bear said. “The Revard and Boulanger families have both provided generations of leaders for the Osage Nation, said Standing Bear”.

Please contact:

Sheryl Decker

Executive Assistant to the Chief