Joseph Valandra is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Joe has over 25 years of business experience including an extensive background in capital formation as well as managing public, private, and government operations. He is a leading expert in the area of Class II Tribal gaming. 

Joe served for two years as the Chief of Staff of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the NIGC, Joe held executive positions with a gaming development company and was the Chairman & CEO of a large worldwide manufacturer and supplier of bingo and pull-tab gaming products and related electronic equipment. 

Joe is a graduate of the University of South Dakota Business School and the University of Minnesota Law School.