Tunica Biloxi Chairman Marshall Pierite will begin a second term as Tunica-Biloxi Chairman, new Tribal Council Members welcomed in latest election
Marksville, La. – April 13, 2022 – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced the re-election of Marshall Pierite as Chairman, Beverly Rachal as Secretary-Treasurer and Bobby Pierite Sr. as a Tribal Council member in an election held last week. Additionally, the tribe voted to replace Rudolph Wambsgans III with Paulette Voiselle as the newest Tribal Council member.
“I am very honored that the citizens of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe have once again entrusted me with the honored position of Chairman,” said Tunica-Biloxi Chairman Marshall Pierite, “I look forward to continuing to working in tandem with our Tribal Council, Tribal elders and the Seventh Generation Youth Council to lead our community as a Tribe of Many.”
A native Louisianan, Chairman Pierite has held several elected positions within the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe over more than 20 years of service, including Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-Chairman and Chairman. He has worked on government operations, budgeting, infrastructure development, economic development, community development and tax policy development for the Tribe. Recently, Pierite was selected by the Native American Finance Officers Association as their 2022 Tribal Leader of the Year award recipient in recognition of his leadership and dedication to the Tunica-Biloxi citizens, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paulette Voiselle has served the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe in several different capacities since 1994. Beginning her career in the Human Resources Department of Paragon Casino Resort, she held multiple positions in the organization, such as Benefits Manager, Human Resources Manager and Director of Human Resources in her 24 years working at Paragon, which is owned by the Tribe. In 2018, she began working directly for the Tribe as an Administrative Assistant to the Tribal Council. In 2022, Voiselle moved into her current position as an Administrative Coordinator for the Education Department.
“I am thankful that the Tunica-Biloxi citizens have chosen me to serve on their Tribal Council,” said newly-elected Tribal Council Member Paulette Voiselle. “I intend to utilize my experiences to help our Tribe grow and prosper.”
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To learn more about the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, visit – https://www.tunicabiloxi.org/.
About the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
The Tunica-Biloxi people first appeared in the Mississippi Valley. In the late 1700s, they settled near Marksville, where they were skilled traders and entrepreneurs. Today, the Tribe has more than 1,200 members throughout the United States, primarily in Louisiana, Texas and Illinois. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe received federal recognition in 1981 for its reservation within the boundaries of Louisiana. The tribe owns and operates the Paragon Casino Resort, the largest employer in Central Louisiana. Through its compact, negotiated by the late Tribal Chairman Earl J. Barbry Sr. and the State of Louisiana, the Tribe has assisted local governments in the area with its quarterly distribution of funds, totaling more than $40 million over two decades. For more information about the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, visit www.tunica.org and “like” us on Facebook.