Members in the News

November 09, 2010 –


Members in the News

Jim Wahwassuck

A feature article on  Jim Wahwassuck who has  sculpted a native limestone work of art at his home  was  published in the Saturday edition of the Topeka Capital Journal.  Check it out at


Dominic Ortiz

The Kansas Board of Accountancy recently issued a news notice that Dominic Ortiz was one of the 57 candidates to pass its computerized examination in the July/August window.

Ortiz is the director of finance for the Prairie Band Casino & Resort (PBCR) and acting CFO for Prairie Band Potawatomi Entertainment Corporation.  He was instrumental in overseeing the end-to-end financial transition from Harrah’s to the PBCR in 2007 and before that time had worked for Harrah’s Entertainment for five years where he gained operational and financial management skills.  He has also been a financial consultant with Ernst and Young.

He holds a Master’s in Accounting and Information Systems degree from the University of Kansas and in 2006 attended the Harvard Business School where he attained alumni status by completing the Executive Education General Manager Program.

In addition, Ortiz is also a mentor to Native American youth.  He was a principal organizer for the Ni-Gahn-Ji-I-Gwan Future Ink careers workshop that was part of the Youth Conference held during the 2009 Gathering and hosted by the Prairie Band.  Ortiz is also active in recruiting college students into the casino management intern program.