Little River Holdings Name Magnuson CEO

Little River Holdings, the economic development arm of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, has named Eugene Magnuson (l.), former tribal treasurer of the Pokagon Band, as chief executive officer.

Little River Holdings Name Magnuson CEO

Eugene Magnuson has been named the chief executive officer of Little River Holdings, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians’ economic development corporation. Magnuson began his new position effective January 1.

Previously, Magnuson served as the tribal treasurer for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. While at the Pokagon Tribe, he also served as chairman of the Mno-Bmadsen Economic Development Board.

Additionally, Magnuson was appointed to the U.S. Department of Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC), a committee established by the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014, which advises the secretary of the treasury on tribal taxation issues in Indian Country and help establish training and education programs for Internal Revenue Services (IRS) field agents who work with tribal governments.

“I was glad to hear that the Economic Development Council selected Eugene to serve,” said Larry Romanelli, omega of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. “Having known Eugene for over 30 years and his parents even longer, I was proud to also support him several years ago in his work in Washington, D.C. I know he will be a great asset to the EDC and to Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.”

Prior to his service with the Pokagon Tribe, Magnuson gained experience in a wide range of business environments, including grocery stores, hospitals, retail, food service, and gaming.

Little River Holdings is based in Manistee, Michigan, the home of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.