Tawnya Stewart is grateful to be the Chief of People and Culture for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. MLCV has over 3,000 Associates within various industries ranging from gaming, hospitality, to marketing and retail.  As an Indigenous owned and operated organization, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures is committed to defending equality and celebrating diversity. We are committed to making a difference where we can, and our biggest opportunity for influence is within our own organization.

As the Chief of People and Culture Officer, she partners with Business Leaders to implement organization effectiveness strategies and develop programs to deliver on the specific business needs while reinforcing the overall talent, leadership & culture strategy.  She supports employee development while looking at ways to refine the corporate culture.  She ensures the business can deliver on their business plans, brand and talent strategies.  Working to design, develop and execute a series of engaging and contemporary experiences to improve individual and organization capabilities.

Tawnya graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Communications. While in Chicago, she decided to attend Loyola University Chicago to obtain a master’s degree in human resources. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to tropical places, Broadway shows and singing karaoke.  Tawnya and her son Blake live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She also focuses on learning about her Ojibwe culture. All in all, her philosophy is to “let love rule.”