Vernon "Ike" Schmidt

Member of the Board

Vernon J. “Ike” Schmidt is currently employed with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, in the Legislative Affairs Office. Schmidt graduated from Haskell Indian Junior College with a certificate in Technical Drafting, before going on to earn his B.A. in Business Administration from Sinte Gleska University. He brings a breadth and depth of experience to the board, having been directly involved with the development of the Rosebud Casino, Juvenile Detention Center, REDCO, and many other Rosebud Sioux Tribe Initiatives while serving as the Tribal Council member from Grass Mountain for two terms, and later the Vice President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe for four terms. In addition to serving on the REDCO board, he is also a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud and serves on the Board of Directors for the White Buffalo Calf Women’s Society.