Gail Kulick (’85) Appointed Commissioner of Corporate Affairs for Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
JULY 21, 2011—Gail Kulick (’85) was sworn in as the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s Commissioner of Corporate Affairs on June 10, 2011. As commissioner, she serves as the Chief Executive Officer and chair of the Board of Directors for the Mille Lacs Band’s Corporate Commission, which analyzes new business opportunities and oversees the Band’s existing businesses, including Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Grand Casino Hinckley, and numerous small businesses.
After Law School graduation, Kulick was an associate attorney with Gunderson and Swanson for a year, then in 1986 formed her own firm, Kulick Law Office, in Milaca, Minn., where she has lived for 36 years. She was public defender in Mille Lacs County from 1986-1993 and was the city attorney for Foreston and Onamia in 1990-2000 and for Milaca in 1994. From 2009-11, she served District 16A in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Her legal specialties include business governance, business entity formation, real estate acquisition and title clearing, and estate planning.
An active member of the Milaca Chamber of Commerce, Kulick has served on the Milaca Economic Development Commission, Rum River Health Services Board, Mille Lacs Health Services Board, Mille Lacs Area Health Foundation, Milaca School Board, and other local organizations. In her new role, she plans to focus on environmentally advantageous business diversity and economic development in the community.
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe reservation is located in East Central Minnesota. As a self-governing, federally recognized Indian tribe, the Band employs nearly 4,000 people and provides business to approximately 1,545 vendors.