Douglas Stuart: President & CEO

Douglas Stuart: President & CEO

Douglas Stuart has forty two years experience in Indian credit and resource issues, federal law and policy, tribal sovereignty culture and institution issues, Indian economic development, Indian agriculture production and value-added infrastructure, business acquisitions and restructure and financial and technical assistance. Douglas was the CFO of the family’s multimillion-dollar agriculture enterprise. He was the architect of the vertically integrated, value-added grain elevator’s and storage facilities, enabling direct shipment of Stuart Farm’s grain production, to the export markets. He initiated the million dollar custom building and purchase of a four Big Bud Tractors, ranging from 300 to 600 horsepower and related tillage and seeding equipment, enabling cost-effective, efficient production capacity from the agriculture enterprise, covering 2,400 acres per 24 hours a day. He has advised the Tribal Council on business and finance matters, and is presently completing a five phase project, the Fort Belknap Agriculture Resource Management Plan (ARMP), required under the American Indian Agriculture Resource Management Act (AIARMA) PL 103-177; the first "true" ARMP that reflects the original vision and intent of the Act. He has also provided, at their request, the official Fort Belknap Position Paper and Response to the U.S. Department of Interior Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. (See Projects/AIARMA). He has assisted Indian farmers and ranchers with business planning and advocated, on behalf of Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC), Indian credit, resource and civil rights issues and helped establish not only the Fort Belknap Small Business Development Center, but Centers on all seven Montana reservations. He helped establish a revolving loan fund for the then, Native American Manufacturing Consortium. In his capacity as Stuart Farm’s CFO, he has held numerous positions with the National Farmers Organization. He has also had substantial off-reservation business interests, including consulting and the oil drilling business. Douglas’s privilege of being raised with traditional Indian values, his extensive business experience and his proven leadership skills, when combined with his three Masters Degrees in Business Administration, International Business and Community Economic Development, with additional course work towards a Masters in Finance and PhD in International Business, and Global Trade Certificate Program, provide him with the business, education, financial, strategy and leadership credentials necessary to lead and implement the Rose Corporation’s comprehensive set of programs.