About Eastern Shawnee Companies

Eastern Shawnee Companies, LLC (ESC), is a board-governed holding company that proudly represents a collection of tribally owned small businesses providing professional and construction services.

Our Focus

Empowering tribal communities and promoting economic growth through dedicated services.

By leveraging our experience and deep understanding of the challenges faced by tribal entities, ESC aims to be a trusted partner for tribal, federal, municipal, and private clients alike. We are passionate about creating sustainable solutions that benefit our clients and contribute to preserving tribal heritage and the well-being of future generations.

We invite you to join us on this transformative journey as we build upon tradition, empower communities, and create a legacy that resonates for future generations.


Overland Park, Kansas

6400 Glenwood, Ste 320 Overland Park, KS 66202

Wyandotte, Oklahoma

69721 East 100 Road, Wyandotte, OK 74370

Our Team

The ESC team brings 50 years combined experience in the 8(a) arena and over 100 years of combined experience in the federal market. Our team of subject matter experts has experience with all facets of government contracting and 8(a) participation, with backgrounds in accounting, human resources, marketing, business development, legal entity management, 8(a) applications, and SBA compliance.

Our team’s passions and experiences mirror an inclusive culture that reflects the rich traditions and history of the ESTO people and their local community.

Matt Metcalf, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Matt is responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of ESC with an emphasis on business strategy, long-term goals, growth, profit, and return on investment.

Through his almost 30 years’ experience, Matt has provided leadership, project execution, client management and strategic planning in various positions for large and small private-sector organizations.

Matt was raised in Kansas City and has a degree in civil engineering from Purdue University. Upon graduation, Matt served nearly five years as an officer in the United States Navy and completed multiple deployments aboard the USS Curts and the USS Cleveland. After the service, Matt returned home to Kansas City where he served in various leadership positions in both large and small organizations. Over the past 10 years, Matt has served in executive positions for tribally owned enterprises.

Matt is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kansas and Missouri, is a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers, is a member of the American Legion. In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family.

Judy Reagan, Chief Operating Officer

With a strong focus on financial excellence, Judy is responsible for the establishment of financial processes and systems that support the ESC enterprises. In addition, Judy is responsible for daily operations of ESC by maximizing profit while driving organizational culture and aligning talent with business objectives.

Judy is an innovative executive with more than 30 years’ experience leading organizations, projects, and people. She has a demonstrated ability to drive growth executed by diligent operations and financial prudence. As a creative problem solver, Judy thrives in times of change while keeping a long-term focus.

Before joining ESC, Judy spent most of her professional career in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) space.

In her free time, Judy likes to spend time with her horses, dogs, and cats. She’s also an avid Jeep enthusiast and usually has at least one project vehicle in the garage at all times.

Katie Summy, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Katie is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to oversee all legal entity management and 8(a) applications, leading all business development support activity, and assisting with the development and implementation of the ESC’s strategic plan.

Katie is a dedicated and authentic leader with over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing, communication and organizational planning within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) industry in both large and small businesses. As a collaborative team player with an ownership mentality, Katie delivers high-quality strategic solutions to resolve challenges to drive business growth.

For the last decade, Katie has worked for tribally owned businesses to build initial marketing, proposal and business development systems focused on the federal market sector as well as manage compliance factors and obtain certifications to the SBA’s 8(a) business development program.  Katie’s expertise is to create successful business strategies to grow multiple subsidiaries and develop mentor-protégé and joint venture partnerships.

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children by traveling, enjoying lake time and youth sports.

Kerry Patterson, Director of Marketing and Communications

Kerry is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to offer full-service marketing and communications services to all ESC subsidiaries. In addition, Kerry is responsible for developing and implanting strategies to maximize ESC’s efforts to compete in the SBA’s Business Development program.

Kerry has 30 years of experience, 7 of which have been in the tribally owned 8(a) space. Her experience includes all phases of proposal development and management, presentations, sales/marketing strategy, brand identity/management, digital marketing, website management, and vendor relations as well as marketing communications for both internal and external stakeholders. Kerry is well-versed in SBA’s contracting assistance programs and has supported multiple subsidiaries including 8(a) and mentor-protege/JV businesses.

In her free time, Kerry enjoys volunteering at a senior dog sanctuary where she sits on the leadership team and provides marketing and communications support.

Janae Levier, Director of Human Resources

Janae is responsible for ensuring human resources programs and initiatives are effective, efficient, and aligned to overall business objectives. She is hands on in organizational and staff development, policy direction, recruiting, and onboarding.

Janae is a certified Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP), as well as a member of the National Native American Human Resources Association and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She is well versed in employee data confidentiality and management, FMLA/tribal family medical leave, ADA interactive process and accommodations, and EEOC compliance.

A native of northeast Kansas, Janae earned her bachelor’s degree from Haskell Indian Nations University in May 2016 and her master’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma Baptist University in December 2020.

In her free time, Janae can be found on outdoor adventures with her little one and partner, finding joy in disconnecting and appreciating the outdoors.