Makwa Global is Proud to Announce the Addition of Joe Boeckx as President

MINNEAPOLIS - April 18, 2022

Makwa Global is proud to announce the addition of Joe Boeckx as President. Joe brings over 25 years of industry, military, and government experience to the role, where he will support the company’s growth strategy and vision. He will be responsible for helping to lead and grow Makwa Global’s diverse portfolio of subsidiary operating companies and the employees who support them. He will be a key member of Makwa Global’s executive leadership team and will work closely with the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Derek Dorr to advance the corporation’s strategic plan.

Before joining Makwa Global, Joe served over a decade as a commissioned officer and counterterrorism intelligence officer with conventional and special operation forces. After government service he entered industry with BAE Systems where he held various positions spanning program management to Vice President of Business Development. Joe was on the integration management team for Leidos during the merge with Lockheed Martin IS&GS. He subsequently supported Akima (one of the largest Alaska Native Corporations) as their Senior Executive of Corporate Development during a period of record growth. Joe most recently was the Executive Vice President for Business Development of Tenax Aerospace where he led the growth of their Airborne-ISR portfolio. 

“I am very pleased that Joe has joined our team. I am confident that his strategic approach and demonstrated success growing diverse portfolios in aerospace, logistics, intelligence analytic services, security, construction, IT and professional services will be an excellent fit for Makwa Global,” said Derek Dorr, Makwa Global CEO. “His expertise and leadership in operational and corporate development management will further enhance Makwa Global’s performance.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the talented team at Makwa Global,” Boeckx stated. “This organization is geared for substantial growth and well positioned to become a significant business contributor to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.” 


Makwa Global, LLC is the federal contracting subsidiary of the Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) supporting the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe with a diverse set of capabilities to include Security and Training, Construction and Facilities Support, IT, Logistics, and Professional Services. Makwa Global has a portfolio of companies that are SBA 8(a) Certified Tribal Enterprises, participating in the Native 8(a) Program. The Native 8(a) contracting program in the Small Business Administration permits Federally Recognized Native Enterprises who a recertified under Section 8(a) of the Act to enter the government’s business development program as a path toward economic success and self-sufficiency.