Shiloh Slomsky, Executive Director & Founder

Starting her philantropreneur flair at twelve, Shiloh Slomsky, MSA, founded PNWC; an international youth campaign that sought tolerance and peaceful political action from world leaders. Since then, while keeping to her indigenous roots, Shiloh has gained numerous academic, business, and social achievements. Prior to entering the economic development industry, Shiloh was an adjunct professor teaching Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, and Managerial Information Systems. Shiloh is the creator of the Phi-Matrix Leadership Assessment, a customized organizational tool utilized to create diverse and dynamic social diffusion within organizations.

As a consultant specializing in social diffusion, leadership, collaborative partnerships, contracting, and economic development, Shiloh blends proficiencies to assist organizations in attaining synergy between social responsiveness and profits. Providing community collaboration and innovative STEM economic development expertise, Shiloh was a guest speaker at the 2017 and 2018 annual conference for the Administration of Native Americans in Washington DC, and the 2018 Mobile Laboratory Collation in Detroit.

In addition, Shiloh has published numerous economic, leadership, STEM, and workforce reports, was the Director of the Sustainable Employment & Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS) grant, served as Chair for the regional Manufacturing Advisory Team(MAT), and sat on the Board of Directors for OEDMI; the nongaming economic development corporation for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and TSVC; the tribal and non-tribal representative of a $35M redevelopment project.

Since 2017, Shiloh’s footprint in tribal and non-tribal economic and social development helped facilitate over $125M in regional development, trained 450+ of the workforce in STEM, and her leadership has sparked national copycat programs, including the State of Connecticut’s project 18ECD0003PS—a state-wide Mobile Manufacturing Training Labs Initiative. In 2019, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance awarded Shiloh’s dedication and accomplishments, with a special recognition for Outstanding Leadership and Commitment to Economic and Community Development.

Shiloh’s extensive experience in regional, state, national and Native American social and economic development has provided her the knowhow to innovate solutions to dynamic economic and social challenges while also incorporating the community into advancement. Through the creation of Arrowhead Incubator, Inc., a 501(c)3 tribal non-profit, economic innovation and social advancement can meet, sparking cooperative progress for native and non-native communities.

Kyle Anderson, Chair Board of Directors & Founder

Founder of MakwaUSA, LLC., a tech and federal contracting consulting firm. As a member of a federally recognized tribe, Kyle sat as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors for Grand Traverse Economic Development; the non-gaming economic development and commercial investment subsidiary of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. During Kyle’s term, his focus was local, state and federal government contracting. Kyle has extensive firsthand knowledge of federal contracting companies and Native American governments, reservations, and business systems. Kyle has attended the National 8(a) Association conferences in Tennessee and Alaska, met with Alaska Native Corporations (ANC’s), and was at the Reservation Economic Summit (REZ). While gaining valuable knowledge and creating reputable connections, Kyle noticed a need for assisting Native American owned companies to build and retain successful economic and social growth and create self-sufficient communities.

Thomas Wilbur, Vice-Chair Board of Directors & Founder
Mr. Wilbur’s leadership and management style compliment the pace and complexity of 21st-century business. A creative problem solver with the ability to drive revenue growth, resolve conflicts, and define strategic planning he excels in managing, training, and mentoring cross-functional, cross-cultural, high-performance teams. As an accomplished executive, Tom currently leads a boutique consulting firm dedicated to assisting tribal economic development entities in formulating a collaborative approach to gaining access to the federal contracting arena using SBA Section 8 (a) set-aside capacities. Mr. Wilbur previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Grand Traverse Economic Development (GTED). GTED is the non-gaming commercial investment entity that provides a consistent, supportive, and structured management platform to guide its subsidiary companies. Through organic start-up and Merger & Acquisition activity, GTED leverages federal and state set-aside competitive advantages to compete for government contracts, explore different revenue vehicles, and expand profits. As the CEO, Mr. Wilbur led and managed the C-suite personnel as well as oversaw the management and successful operations of subsidiary organizations. Tom was formerly the President of Ohio Geomatics, Ltd., a professional services firm providing surveying, civil engineering, and transportation design to state, federal, and commercial customers. Before this position, he served as the General Manager of Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering, LLC (7GenAE) and as the interim Chief Operations Officer for Mno-Bmadsen (concurrently), the economic development enterprise chartered by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. 7GenAE’s SBA Section 8 (a), HUBZone, DBE, and MBE certifications were initiated under Tom’s guidance. Prior to joining 7GenAE, Wilbur was the Managing Board Member for Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises, LLC (OTIE) an SBA approved Section 8 (a) tribally-owned environmental engineering, civil engineering, and construction management firm with over 180 personnel in 15 offices, providing professional services to federal, state, tribal, and commercial customers nationwide. OTIE’s annual revenue was $40 million.
Mr. Wilbur holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, a Master of Science degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business Executive Education, and is currently in the dissertation phase for earning his doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development. His terminal degree provides organizational value, is current, and 21st century applicable providing a practitioner-scholar approach to organizational efficacy. He is a part-time Adjunct Faculty member at Concordia University-Wisconsin. Thomas E. Wilbur is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.