L E A D E R S H I P
T W I L A T R U E
P R E S I D E N T & F O U N D E R
Twila is a wife, mother of five, two adopted from the Pine Ridge Reservation, a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and proud member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe. As CEO and President of True Family Enterprises: an investment firm comprised of True Investments, True Fresh HPP, True Venture Capital, Twila True Fine Jewelry, Twila True Beauty, and Polished Perfect Studios. Twila champions women in the workforce and continues to be a positive influencer.
Her Native name means “Woman Who Walks Towards Future” a name she lives up to in numerous ways. Twila believes that “the grace of a woman is not defined by the difficulty of her upbringing but rather the dignity and integrity she conducts herself with.”
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D O N N A P I C K U P
B O A R D M E M B E R
As a dedicated Orange County philanthropist, when Donna Pickup learned of True Sioux Hope Foundation she knew her purpose was to connect with Twila to make a positive impact for the Lakota Sioux of Pine Ridge. Growing up in Rapid City, two hours north of Pine Ridge Reservation, she didn’t understand the harsh reality of the poverty the Lakota Sioux were facing until she left South Dakota. It is Pickup’s passion to help the Sioux of Pine Ridge by focusing her support toward True Sioux Hope Foundation’s education pillar. To Pickup, education is where it all begins.
K E L L Y B R E I N H O L T
B O A R D M E M B E R
As a mother of 5 and grandmother of 7 and counting, My passion is improving the life of my family and others. As a philanthropist, I have been involved in several charities. When I heard the story of the conditions that the Lakota Sioux living on the Pine Ridge Reservation are living in I was touched to my very core. By nature, I am a fixer and doer. Many thoughts and feelings for helping the tribe came to my mind and I wanted to get started right away. I knew of a few resources that would help out and I quickly set-up meetings. After the first meeting with my contacts, it was clear that we had very positive energy and many people were motivated and ready to help. I am honored to be a part of a foundation that is willing to give, teach, work side by side and do whatever it takes to make a positive impact. I have rolled up my sleeves and am honored to be working for such a great cause.
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T R E A S U R E R
Leveraging his fourteen years of experience in finance, accounting, valuation, and risk management, Doug Urbanski serves as the Chief Financial Officier at True Family Enterprises.
Doug earned three undergraduate B.S. degrees in Accountancy, Finance and Business Administration (Management & Information Systems) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a Financial Risk Manager.