Management Committee

We are pleased to have assembled an Advisory Council whose members have experience and relationships in critical areas.

Arlene Bova
Robert C. Jimerson
Jordan A. Levy
Rodney D. Pierce
Susan K. Pierce
Michael Snyder
Merle Watt, Jr.

 

Arlene Bova

Arlene BovaArlene C. Bova is presently serving in her fifth term as an elected Tribal Councilor for the Seneca Nation of Indians. Arlene was first elected a Tribal Councilor in 1992 and has proudly served the Seneca Nation for over 16 years.

Beginning her service to the Seneca Nation when only a few enterprises existed to generate revenue for government services, Arlene and her fellow councilors now oversee several enterprises, including the operations of a multi-million dollar Class III casino enterprise (Seneca Gaming Corporation).

As a Tribal Councilor, Arlene has been appointed and chaired several Tribal Council committees during her five terms in office. In addition to her position as Tribal Councilor, Arlene serves as a Director on the Management Committee of Seneca Holdings, LLC, where she brings an invaluable background in finance, contracting, Federal & State negotiations, and building relationships with other Native Nations. Arlene also provides the Seneca Nation and its people with a vast amount of experience and understanding in order protect and strengthen sovereignty issues, promote economic success and development, and retain quality education, health and general welfare needs.

Arlene has been a life-long resident of the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation and is a member of the Wolf Clan with the name Gah-nis-ha-gwas. Arlene is a mother of five children and grandmother to seven.

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Robert C. Jimerson

Robert "Robbie" Jimerson is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Robbie has a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from RIT and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from SUNY Fredonia.

Robbie has assisted in the preservation and expansion of the language of the Seneca Nation by developing a Web App for English to Seneca translation and he is currently working on an iPad app for translation, too.

Prior to joining the Management Committee of Seneca Holdings, LLC, Robbie was part of the Technical Staff Internship Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory. Robbie has also served as a consultant for Seneca Telecommunications, LLC and as the Enterprise Information Assurance Director at Seneca Gaming Corporation.

Robbie is a Sequoyah (lifetime) member of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society.

Robbie resides on the Cattaraugus Indian Territory of the Seneca Nation of Indians and is a member of the Bear Clan.

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Jordan A. Levy

Jordan A. LevyJordan Levy currently serves as Partner with Softbank Capital, the U.S.-based venture capital group associated with SOFTBANK Corp. that focuses on private equity investments in technology-related companies.

Prior to Softbank Capital, Mr. Levy acted as Managing Partner of Seed Capital Partners, an early stage technology venture fund that he co-founded in 1999 with his partner Ron Schreiber.

Prior to this, Mr. Levy co-founded Upgrade Corporation of America, later known as Softbank Services Group and currently Sitel Worldwide, which is the nation's largest supplier of outsourcing call center services to the technology industry, today employing more than 70,000 people with facilities in 13 countries around the world.

Before that, he helped to found Software Distribution Services, which became the nation's largest distributor of computer software and evolved into what is now Ingram Micro (NYSE,IM), the world's largest distributor of computer products. Mr. Levy served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing.

Previously, Mr. Levy was Senior Vice President of Software Etc, now known as Gamestop (NYSE,GME), a chain of video game stores throughout the United States and now the worldwide leader in video game retail.

Levy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Synaptic Digital, KickApps, CokeM International Ltd., Spanfeller Media Group, HelpSettle, Ziplist and as Chairman of Buffalo based Synacor. In addition, he serves on the Board of Advisors of the NYC Seed Fund, and the boards of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, University of Buffalo Foundation, Fine Arts Academy of Buffalo (Albright Knox Art Gallery), University of Buffalo Office of Science Technology Transfer and Outreach, 43X79 Inc, and is a past President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo.

Among the numerous awards he has received are the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, The U.S. Small Business Administration of WNY Entrepreneur Success Award and the University of Buffalo Distinguished Alumni Award. A graduate of the University of Buffalo, he resides with his wife Holly and two children, Adrian and Jake, in Buffalo, New York.

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Rodney D. Pierce

Rodney D. PierceRodney "Rod" Pierce was elected as the Treasurer of the Seneca Nation of Indians in November 2012. Since the age of 23 years old, Rod has been elected as a Tribal Councilor three times and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the office of the Treasurer. Rod has also served the Seneca Nation as a Director in the Allegany Education Department developing cultural and educational programs.

Rod was a member of the Local 545 Operating Engineers for 15 years in the construction trade and he recently served as the President & Chief Executive Officer for Seneca Construction Management Corporation, which oversees the construction of on-territory projects and development.

Rod has seven children, three step-children, and seventeen grandchildren. Rod and his wife, Sherilyn, reside on the Allegany Indian Territory of the Seneca Nation of Indians and he is a member of the Turtle Clan.

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Susan K. Pierce

Michael Snyder

Merle Watt, Jr.


 



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