Joe McNeil is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the president of Standing Rock Development Corporation and manager for Rock Industries Corp. in Ft. Yates, N.D. He is married and has four children. He was recently awarded the Bush Foundation Fellowship for leadership, as well at the MIT Oceti Sakowin Fellows Tribal Community Innovation. He is an activist for Indigenous rights and community economic development. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Sitting Bull College. He is a former member of the Tribal Council for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He has also served as Vice Chair of Sitting Bull College Board and as a member of the Wind Energy Tribes United. He currently serves as the Chair of the Oyate Community Development Finance Institute.