DAVE ANDERSON
Choctaw / Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe

2021 – Business

“Famous Dave” Anderson, Lac Courte Oreilles Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe & Choctaw Nation, MPA Harvard University, created Famous Dave’s Legendary Real Pit Barbecue – America’s Best Loved BBQ Joint, Presidential Appointment – Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, U.S. Dept. of The Interior, CEO of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe tribal enterprises, served on the Wisconsin Council on Tourism, Wisconsin’s Council on Minority Business Development, the National Task Force on Reservation Gaming, Co-Founder of Grand Casinos, In 2002, Oprah Winfrey recognized Anderson’s LifeSkills Center for Leadership, an organization dedicated to supporting at-risk Indian youth with her Angel Network Award. Anderson was named a Bush Leadership Fellow, Minnesota and Dakota’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, NASDAQ, and USA Today, and was named Restaurateur of the Year in 1988 by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine. National Barbecue Hall of Fame 2017.

> Interview with “Famous Dave” Anderson at the 2021 Induction Ceremony: