The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for providing clear direction for the NHBP Tribal government organization. Under the direction of the NHBP Tribal Council, current CEO Barry Skutt Jr. ensures effective and efficient management of government functions and programs, and acts as a liaison with community organizations, outside agencies and other governments.
Skutt is a Tribal Member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and earned a master’s degree in general administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Saginaw Valley State University.
Prior to NHBP, Skutt held several positions within the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, including the Director of Utilities, where he oversaw the Electrical Department, Waste Water and Portable Water Plants, Campground and Pow Wow Grounds, and had Maintenance and Janitorial oversight of the Tribal Operations and Public Safety Buildings.
Skutt oversees the development and execution of NHBP’s long-term goals, including the 5 Year Strategic Plan. Through careful strategy and execution, Skutt leads the decision-making process, always focusing on how decisions will affect NHBP Tribal Members.