January 10, 2024 - 10:08 am
Shiloh Slomsky Joins 20Fathoms as Chief Financial Officer & Tribal Liaison
20Fathoms is pleased to announce that Shiloh Slomsky has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer & Tribal Liaison. As Chief Financial Officer, Shiloh provides management and strategic direction for the organization’s financial and governance responsibilities. In this dual role, she will also serve as 20Fathoms’ Tribal Liaison, where she will lead the organization’s partnership with local Native American communities to deliver startup programming and other support.
Over the course of Shiloh’s career, she has worked to empower the next generation through roles in economic development and education. Shiloh specializes in working with Native American communities to advance innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives. On several occasions, she has been invited to serve as a guest speaker for the Administration for Native Americans in Washington, D.C.
“In my new role at 20Fathoms, I’m looking forward to working with the community and organizations to enrich the regional economic ecosystem through the empowerment and growth of sustainable Indigenous entrepreneurs, businesses, and communities,” said Shiloh. “The honor of having experience working with Indigenous communities worldwide has shown me that what benefits Indigenous communities benefits the overall, therefore affirming the importance of intentional inclusiveness for the betterment of today and future generations.
Shiloh previously co-founded and served as Executive Director of Arrowhead Incubator, a business incubator program for Native Americans. She also previously served as Director of Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Odawa Economic Development Management Inc., and as an adjunct professor at both Lake Superior State University and North Central Michigan College. She is active in the community and currently serves as a board member of the Tuscarora Township Economic Development Citizens Task Force and member of Kiwanis. She is also Founder & Advisor of the Council of Youthful Native Voices. Shiloh has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lake Superior State University and a master’s degree in administration – leadership from Central Michigan University.
“Shiloh is perfect for this hybrid role,” said Eric Roberts, Executive Director of 20Fathoms. “Under her leadership, we look forward to collaborating on entrepreneurship programming with Native American communities and Indigenous peoples in Northwest Michigan. Her deep knowledge of finance and state and federal grants will also provide critical management and oversight of our grant programs.”