Sealaska shareholder Leilani Wilson Walkush has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST). The nine-member advisory board is required by The American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994.
Leilani will serve a two-year term on the Advisory Board for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, and has been named Vice Chair of the board. “Sealaska played an integral role in my development as a student and a professional, through the scholarship and internship programs,” said Walkush. “I worked with Sealaska (1998-2002) and I’m a former Sealaska intern and scholarship recipient.”
Sealaska is proud of shareholders like Leilani who are taking on leadership roles like the OST Advisory Board. Leilani's Leadership |Haa Latseen | Íitl’ Dagwiigáay | Na Yugyetga’nm gives us pride as Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people.
Based in Everett, WA, Leilani is a senior consultant with Breakwater Investment Group, providing advice on Native American assets. She has a Bachelor of Science in financial counseling and planning from Purdue University and she also holds a Bachelor of Administration in business management from the University of Alaska Southeast. Leilani is also currently a board member for the Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC).
Leilani was born and raised in Juneau, and is Tlingit, Eagle, Daklaweidi (Killerwhale House). Her parents are Sue and John Wilson, Jr. of Juneau. She is married to David Walkush (also a former Sealaska employee and scholarship recipient) and they have 3 children.
The Special Trustee Advisory Board recently meet in Albuquerque, NM.