Mr. Lanning has a degree in business management and economics from Central Michigan University (CMU). After graduating from CMU, he worked in the financial and banking industry for approximately eight years. He was directly involved in mortgage, commercial and consumer lending and also was a bank branch manager. For the last 25-plus years, Mr. Lanning has worked in the Michigan market as a sales and marketing representative for the food industry.
Mr. Lanning’s strengths include developing market strategies and budgets along with growing market share and product branding development. He excels in working with the individual owners, regional and national sales representatives and their staff. Mr. Lanning also services and works with national chains and regional distributors throughout Michigan and the Midwest.
Mr. Lanning possesses a strong interest in helping the Tribe continue to succeed and to diversify its assets. On a daily basis, his family is committed and firmly aligned with the goal of continuing the growth and success of NHBP and Waséyabek Development Company, LLC.
Mr. Lanning is a lifelong Michigan resident, has been married for 34 years and has two adult children. As a family, they have been very active with the various gatherings and events of both the Tribe and FireKeepers Casino Hotel. Mr. Lanning feels very blessed, and appreciates all the opportunities that have been made available to him and his family.