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Elke Chenevey

Elke Chenevey, Omaha Tribe, is a leading financial advisor in the Native American community with unparalleled experience and tenure. She began her career over 30 years ago with Merrill Lynch where she first rose to the Director level in the Public Finance Group structuring over $7 billion in tax-exempt and taxable financing for a diverse client group. In 2003 she moved to the investment consulting arm of Merrill Lynch where she focused on providing investment management services to Native American tribes and their enterprises. Elke joined FSA in 2021 and is continuing to provide exceptional services to the Native American community.  She is excited to be part of a Native American woman-owned business which seeks to be a generational partner to its clients.

Active in her community with a passion for financial education and youth mentorship, aside from serving as a member of the UNITY Council of Trustees, she also serves on the San Diego American Indian Health Center Board of Directors and also serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California, the Native American Visiting Committee which advises the President of Dartmouth College, and the Native Financial Education Coalition. Elke is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® professional.  She has also served her tribe, the Omaha Tribe, in various capacities, including Tribal Manager, Grant Writer and Economic Development Planner.  Elke received her M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

“I attended my first UNITY conference as a college student and ever since I have looked to support UNITY’s great work, whenever and however I can.  Contributing to the fulfillment of UNITY’s Mission as a Trustee is such a great honor for me.  I am extremely excited to work with Chairwoman Loretta Tuell and the other Trustees on all the opportunities UNITY has to help address the needs of our youth.  Wibtha hoN!  (Thank you in Omaha)”