June 28, 2021 Press Release


For Immediate Distribution: Executive Staff Passing

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of two Sac and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa executive staff members.  Peter Quam, the tribe’s Chief Financial Officer who passed on Friday, June 25, 2021, and Robert Bills, Chief Executive Officer for Meskwaki, Inc., who passed on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

In unrelated occurrences, the two executive members of the tribe’s management will be missed greatly.

Peter Quam came to the Meskwaki Nation in July of 2020, having previously held the CFO position at Gila River Telecommunications, Inc.  With an inquisitive mind and friendly demeanor, he quickly dove into the position updating financial policies, cultivating productivity, and helping to improve the financial performance of the organization after the COVID-19 shutdown.

Robert “Bob” Bills, was a U.S. Army veteran who worked with tribal businesses throughout his career as well as in mining and energy-related industries.  He began employment with Meskwaki, Inc. in January of 2019.  In his role, he provided executive oversight to the Meskwaki Nation’s economic development efforts and worked to diversify the tribe’s financial portfolio through new tribally-owned business opportunities.

Please send prayers for both families. Peter and Bob will both be missed as part of the Meskwaki Nation executive staff.

May they rest in peace.


July 28, 2021 Press Release in notification of two executive member's passing