Before beginning his tenure as Executive Administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission in April, 2018, Mic Isham served as Chairman of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians or on its Tribal Governing Board since 1995. He also served on the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission's Voigt Intertribal Task Force for over 16 years. Mr. Isham served as the Voigt Intertribal Task Force Chair for several years as well.
Mr. Isham is a graduate of Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin. He has over 30 years of experience in natural resources management with agencies such as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the USEPA, and the Lac Courte Orielles Conservation Department where he served as the Department's Director for a number of years. In 1999, the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society Midwest Region presented Mr. Isham with its Glen Miller Award, which recognizes an Elected Tribal Leader for their efforts in Protecting and Enhancing Tribal Sovereignty & Treaty Rights. In 2016 the National Native American Fish & Wildlife Society presented Mr. Isham with the Chief Sealth Award, which recognizes exceptional work in the field of tribal natural resource managment.