Gary Besaw

Credentials: Moderator, Agriculture and Negative Emissions

Position title: Director, Menominee Tribal Department of Agriculture and Food Systems and Food Distribution Department

Gary Besaw (Menominee, Bear Clan) served on the Menominee Tribal Legislature for 15 years, including two terms as tribal chairman and one term as vice-chairman and one term as secretary. He has worked serving Native American K-12 education as a superintendent, administrator, vice principal, curriculum coordinator, and art instructor. Besaw also served as dean of student services for the College of Menominee Nation. He has a master’s degree in education administration from UW–Madison and a bachelor’s degree in K–12 art educa- tion from UW–Stout.