Who Is Bob Iyall?
Charles “Bob” Iyall is a Nisqually Tribal Elder and the Chief Executive Officer of Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation (MCEC). He is running for Port of Olympia Commissioner, District 2. In partnership with the MCEC Board of Directors, for his current position, he oversees the day-to-day management of all for-profit enterprises owned by the Nisqually Indian Tribe. Bob has a proven executive management track record and has successfully managed Tribal enterprises to provide maximum benefit to the Tribe.
Bob has played an enormous role in Nisqually economic development since he was appointed to the shareholder’s committee by the Nisqually Tribal Council in 2008. In 2011, he was appointed as one of the original members of the Nisqually Board of Economic Development. As a member of this board, he assisted in the start-up and management of the Nisqually Markets and Nisqually Construction Services, becoming the CEO of both in 2014. The Board of Economic Development merged with Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation in 2017 to manage all the Nisqually enterprises including:
- Nisqually Red Wind Casino
- Nisqually Construction Services
- Nisqually Markets
- Nisqually Communications Services
- Nisqually Post and Print
- Medicine Creek Cafe
Why He’s Running For Port of Olympia Commissioner – District 2
Despite never having run for public office, Bob has been elected to corporate and nonprofit boards of directors, serving as secretary and chairperson on two separate boards. His experience has been in economic development and building a diversified portfolio of enterprises in construction, retail commerce, telecommunications, and hospitality. In addition, Bob has been a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union for 42 years.
As a caring and highly involved member of the community with an expansive history of leadership positions, Bob will use his skills to target the needs of the port. He understands building a comprehensive plan for post-pandemic operations is necessary for efficiency in accomplishing the port’s goals of healing the local environment and maximizing community benefit while minimizing tax-payer support.
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