Jon Panamaroff

Jon Panamaroff

National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board


Jon Panamaroff has comprehensive experience in capital investment, government regulation, tribal sovereignty, 8(a) contracting, strategic planning, financial management, project coordination, business development, and National market analytics.  Over the last six years, Jon has been directly involved in managing and/or generating over $500 million of investment capital into our Native Communities.  This investment went directly to our individual Native entrepreneurs, Tribes, Tribally and Native owned enterprises.

Jon has worked in both the private sector as a Vice President and Business Development Officer at Native American Bank, a Project Manager & IDIQ Center lead for Koniag Services, and in the public sector as the Northwest Zone Credit Manager for the U.S. Department of the Interior - Indian Affairs Division of Capital Investments.  Jon also has experience working with Community Development Financial Institutions as the former President & CEO of First Nations Oweesta Corporation.

Prior to joining the corporate ranks, Jon grew up in Alaska where he was a commercial fisherman & logger.  He is an enrolled member of the Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak, Alaska and a descendent of the Koniag Alaskan Native Corporation.

Jon has earned Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Psychology along with obtaining a Master of Public Administration degree from Eastern Washington University.  He also is an Executive member of the Board of Directors for Koniag Educational Foundation and sits on the Senior Advisory Board for the Haa Aani CDFI, Alaska Growth Capital (CDFI & CDE), Cherokee Nation Businesses CDE and Native One Institutional Trading, the only Native American owned broker dealer at the New York Stock Exchange.