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Meet The Public Relations Staff

Frank Cloutier, Public Relations Director

Public Relations Director, Frank Cloutier, has a varied educational background, attending both Delta College and Wayne State University studying Business Administration. Frank has been with the Public Relations Department for many years and has had several years of experience with the Tribethrough other positions including serving as the Tribal Gaming Commission Chairperson in the past.

Frank is a certified Culinary Scratch Baker with several years of small business experience. He is an avid boater and loves to snowmobile and fish. Originally from Pinconning, Michigan, he has taken residence there and has every intention of staying. In addition, Frank has sixteen living siblings. "My parents had 18 children total and we enjoy a very large extended family." Recently, Frank received the honor of being appointed to the Council for Labor and Economic Growth in Michigan. Frank hopes to represent the Tribal Community to the best of his ability while nurturing the native voice in Lansing. "We all have a responsibility to become involved within our Community. I have every intention of staying involved and making a positive difference during what looks to be very trying times in the near future".

Marcella Hadden , Public Relations Manager

Marcella Hadden is a Tribal Member and the Public Relations Manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with an Associate Degree in Business and worked as a legal secretary in Marquette, Michigan, for four years before returning to the Isabella Reservation to work for her Tribe.
She has worked for the Tribe for more than 20 years both in the gaming (Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort) and government entities. Marcella’s gaming experience were in the areas of the Cage/Vault Department. She has years of experience in working with several Tribal Council Administrations.
She is married and is a professional/award winning photographer. Her studio Niibing Giizis (Summer Moon) is named after her because she was born in August which is the month of the summer moon.
She can be contacted at by email or (989) 775-4059 by phone.

Erik Rodriguez , Interim Public Relations Administrative Assistant

Erik Rodriguez is a Tribal Member and is the Interim Public Relations Administrative Assistant for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. Erik is currently filling the position for Sandy Sprague while she serves out her term on Tribal Council. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management with a minor in Marketing. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Administration with a concentration in Public Administration.
He has worked for the Tribe for more than eleven years including positions for Guest Services and Table Games at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. While attending CMU he successfully completed the Tribal Leadership Program in the Parks & Recreation Department before making the transition to the Public Relations.
Erik is engaged and has two children ages 8 and 2. He enjoys taking family vacations and is an avid golfer. Erik passionately follows the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions.
He can be contacted at by email or (989) 775-4096 by phone.