Tribal Council

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Joey P. Barbry

Chairman

Chairman Barbry is Chairman and Tribal Administrator for the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. Prior to winning the election for Chairman in 2014, Barbry was Secretary-Treasurer of the Tunica-Biloxi Council, a position he head held for eight years. Before becoming full time tribal administrator, Barbry worked 19 years in the hotel department of Paragon Casino Resort where he was Vice President of Hotel Operations for 12 years.

Chairman Barbry has also served on the tribe’s Economic Development Corporation Board in addition to two years as Secretary-Treasurer and two years as Board President. He is currently a board member of the Sacred Heart School (Moreauville, La.) where he has served for three years. Barbry is a lifelong resident of Avoyelles Parish and has one daughter, Annabelle M. Barbry.

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Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr.

Vice Chairman

Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr. serves as vice-chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. He has served on the Tribal Council as a Council Member-at-Large since the spring of 1997. An employee of the Paragon Casino since its opening in June 1994, Sampson now holds the position of Assistant General Manager of Operations.

A native of Avoyelles Parish, Sampson is a graduate of Southwestern University of Louisiana, now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.  He has served on numerous community and pan-Native American boards on local and regional levels. Sampson currently resides in Marksville, La. and is married to Carmanlita Sampson. Together, the couple has three sons, Marshall Sampson, Jr., Trey Sampson and Dayton Sampson.

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Beverly Chapman-Rachal

Secretary-Treasurer

Beverly Chapman-Rachal serves as secretary and treasurer of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. Prior to her role with the Tunica-Biloxi tribal council, Rachal worked in the insurance industry and later joined the Paragon Casino Resort as executive administrative assistant, a position she’s held for more than five years.

A native of Houston, Texas, Rachal lived on the Tunica-Biloxi reservation in Marksville where she attended and graduated from Marksville High School. Balancing an active lifestyle of work and family, Rachal currently resides in Marksville, La. with her husband Byron Rachal. She has two daughters, Nikki Lemoine and Lauren Abadie and five grandchildren.

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Brenda Lintinger

Council Member

Brenda Lintinger serves as board member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, her fourth term in office since 1997. An active member in numerous tribal organizations within and outside of her Native American community, Lintinger is currently employed as the Minors’ Trust Program Director and the Senior Project Administrator for the Language and Culture Revitalization Program. She has worked with the Louisiana Office of Indian Affairs in conjunction with the Indian Education Advisory Board. In addition, she has served on the tribal Pow Wow and Education committees and Tribal Economic Development Board.

Lintinger is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a concentration in linguistics and an MBA in finance.

 

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Earl J. Barbry, Jr.

Council Member

Earl J. Barbry, Jr. serves as board member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, his fourth term on the tribal council since 1999. Barbry currently works as the Director of the Tunica-Biloxi Museum/Cultural and Educational Resources Center (CERC) and has acted in this capacity for more than 20 years. He previously served on the Tribal Scholarship Committee as a board member and later as a committee chairperson for six years.

A graduate of St. Joseph High School in Plaucheville, La., Barbry attended the Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) where he studied business administration. An Avoyelles Parish native, Barbry is married to Julie Gremillion Barbry and is the father of Alexis and Anjelica Barbry. He is the son of late Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Earl J. Barbry, Sr. and Gail Barbry.

 

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Alejos Lopez, Jr.

Council Member

Alejos Lopez, Jr. serves as board member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. Currently working as RV Resort and arcade manager of the Paragon Casino Resort, Lopez has been overseeing the RV resort operations and daily activities of the Paragon arcade and game room for more than thirteen years. He also serves as board member of the Tunica-Biloxi Economic Development Corporation, a position he has held for more than nine years.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Lopez’s native name is Red Feathered Arrow. He resides on the Tunica-Biloxi reservation in Marksville, La., and has two children and four grandchildren.

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Harold Pierite, Sr.

Council Member

Harold Pierite, Sr. serves as board member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and has been a member of the tribal council for more than 15 years. Currently serving as the chief of police for the Tunica-Biloxi Police Department for more than 20 years, Pierite also sits on the board of directors for Mobiloans, LLC. In 2017 he was appointed to the Louisiana State Police Commission, representing the State’s 5th Congressional District. Pierite is a 1992 graduate of the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy and received his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the same year.

Prior to his role with the Tunica-Biloxi Police Department, Pierite was employed as a Mansura patrol officer, Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol officer and a Tunica-Biloxi police officer, serving in some of these positions simultaneously. Pierite is a native of Avoyelles Parish and is married to Heather Walters-Pierite with three children.