New Appointments Misty Bowechop & Richard Baze

The Noo-Kayet Development Corporation has announced new appointments to their Board of Directors.

Misty Bowechop, Board Chair

A long-time Board member, Misty Bowechop has been named Board Chair. Previously serving as Board Vice-Chair, Misty is an enrolled member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. She has 25 years experience in Human Resources, including at the director level. She is a certified Human Resources Professional, certified Tribal Human Resources Professional, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and holds several certifications related to FEMA Emergency Response Management. She previously served as a Gaming Commissioner.

Richie Baze

Richard Baze is a new appointee to the NKDC Board and comes with over 20 years of experience as a leader in the retail financial services industry. A graduate of the University of Washington, he grew up in North Kitsap and has previously held positions with the Suquamish and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes. He is driven by a passion for delivering high level customer service, staff development, and relying on data to drive the decision-making process.

NKDC Board members serve three year terms. They may serve up to two consecutive terms. Board members apply for their positions and are judged based on their experience and performance during the formal interview process. The Board makes recommendations to Tribal Council, who choose new members.