Director of Tribal Business Development
Mr. Danforth is an Enrolled Member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2000 and majored in Management Information Systems.
Mr. Danforth served his tribe on Tribal Council for a three-year term; from 2002 to 2005. While on Council, he gained a wealth of knowledge in tribal, state, and federal government affairs. He has lobbied Congressional members on the state and federal levels on important issues for his tribe and Indian Country. While in office, Mr. Danforth served on a number of Committees; Audit Committee – Chair, Finance Committee – Member, and Legislative Operating Committee – Member, National Indian Gaming Association – Midwest Delegate. He was also elected by his peers to be one of the primary negotiators for the Tribe’s Gaming Compact and Land Claims Settlement. As a compact negotiator, he helped the tribe and the state of Wisconsin reach an agreement for a perpetual gaming compact.
After his term on the Council ended in August of 2005, Mr. Danforth started his own Information Technology business called O-Tech Solutions LLC and is still in business today. O-Tech has focused its energies helping tribes utilize new or improved technologies. O-Tech has also focused on providing low voltage technologies within the Department of Defense and has held a number of multi-year contracts. O-Tech acquired a number of federal certifications such as; 8a (graduated February 2017), SDB (Small Disadvantaged Business), and HubZone. Recently O-Tech has also been awarded the GWAC 8(a) STARS II certification for the next 4 years.
Mr. Danforth currently lives on the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin with his family. Enjoys watching his kids grow up and play sports all year round. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan living just down the road from the most iconic sports stadium in the world.