Tallgrass is a wholly owned Osage Nation subsidiary headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Responsible for the oversight and management of several subsidiary companies, Tallgrass focuses on government contracting in a variety of industries, including aerospace, construction services, and information technology.
Tallgrass Economic Development, LLC Board & Leadership
There’s a bold new spirit of entrepreneurism sweeping across the Osage Nation. A revitalized determination to create jobs, change lives, and see our people prosper as never before. It’s fueled by the rich heritage and proud traditions of our past, driven to build the strongest possible legacy for future generations. We’re taking our best and brightest business minds, guided by the priceless wisdom and expertise of our leaders, and together we’re showing the world that we mean business.
Our leadership boasts more than 125 years of combined experience, which includes executive leadership in a wide variety of governmental, tribal, public, and privately held companies in industry. We also have significant experience in manufacturing, construction, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, health care, and financial services.
Board of Directors
Kay E. Bills – Chairman
Kay is an Oklahoma City resident with Grayhorse District roots. She has served as the first director of the Office of Native American Business Development under the U.S. Department of Commerce for four years. In this position, Kay made recommendations to the Minority Business Development Agency on Native American issues and built collaborative working groups with major federal organizations.
In addition to Washington, D.C., Kay also lived in Alaska where she worked for the Chugach Alaska Corporation where she identified business opportunities for the corporation and its telecommunications company. Kay also served as executive director for the Alaska 8(a) Association.
Bluestem Ranch, LLC
Bluestem Ranch is led by a committed and experience board of directors. These board members have extensive backgrounds in agriculture and ranching operations. The board is continuing to develop their business plan and build their management team.