SVP and Chief Compliance Officer
Jon Panamaroff serves as the Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Vice President where for Koniag Government Services. He is responsible for the development, initiation, maintenance, and revision of policies & procedures for the general operation of the company to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. He is also responsible for establishing and executing the company’s strategy for continued growth westward through strategic planning and corporate communication with a concentration on the Buy Indian Act.
Jon has spent his professional career in finance and Native American economic development working with/for Native-owned corporations, Community Development Financial Institutions, the Federal government, and banks. He has held such positions as the former President and CEO of Colville Tribal Solutions Corporation, Willapa Bay Enterprises Corporation and First Nations Oweesta Corporation, Northwest Zone Credit Manager for the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development- Division of Capital Investments at the Department of the Interior, Vice President at Native American Bank, and a Project Manager/Lead of the Program Management Office and IDIQ center at Koniag Services, Inc.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with departmental honors in both disciplines from Eastern Washington University (EWU). Jon also graduated with a Master of Public Administration from EWU, where he was awarded a McNair Scholar Fellowship. He has completed industry-focused programs at University of Washington, the Graduate School of Bank at Colorado and Harvard Business School. He is currently completing his PhD at the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver.
Jon grew up in Alaska on Kodiak Island and the Kenai Peninsula, where he was a commercial fisherman & logger. He is an enrolled member of the Native Village of Afognak in Alaska and a Shareholder of Koniag, Inc.