Senior Governance Associate Silke Shilling is directly aligned with the family office services team of GenSpring, the exclusive ultra-high net worth offering of SunTrust Private Wealth. In this role, Silke serves as advocate, educator and facilitator for family governance services throughout the firm, working closely with clients and advisors to ensure that all facets of a family’s governance plans are closely coordinated. Much of Silke’s time is spent developing and supporting GenSpring’s proprietary tools and processes specifically designed to help families increase their chances of sustaining wealth over generations.
Silke is a long standing member of the firm’s Governance, Education and Philanthropy Working Groups. Prior to joining GenSpring, Silke worked in the alternative investment space as an Operations Specialists for Zweig-DiMenna International, Inc. in New York City and as the Executive Assistant to Jan Smith at the Center for Authentic Leadership, whose commitment was to train successful adults to design lives consistent and congruent with their in-born gifts and purpose.
Silke holds a B.S. in Psychology from Kennesaw State University, where she also studied Opera. Silke hails from a family spanning the world, from Germany and Portugal, through New Jersey to New Zealand. Silke grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, a melting pot of people and cultures that taught her early to appreciate differences and seek common ground.