Gene Big Soldier has been appointed to the Osage Nation Gaming Enterprise Board by Principal Chief John Red Eagle. Big Soldier joins newly confirmed appointee Stacey Laskey, who was appointed by former Chief Jim Gray, and GEB Chairman Frank Oberly, also a Gray appointee.

Big Soldier will serve on the board until the next regular Osage congressional session where he will await confirmation or rejection from the Osage Nation Congress. Big Soldier fills the seat left by David Conrad who was not re-appointed by Red Eagle. Conrad was recently appointed by Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu to serve as Director of Intergovernmental and Tribal Affairs for the DOE.