Elke 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 recently joined FS Advisors LLC and is continuing to provide exceptional investment management and Tribal Member Benefit program services to the Native American community. She is excited to be joining 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, Elke is a member of 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.