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Kevin O’Neal-Smith

Impact Strategist

Kevin joined Adasina in 2021 and began his career in investments in 2016 with Alaska Native Regional Corporation, Sealaska. In that role, Kevin provided research and analytical support, and worked to transition the corporation’s investment approach to better reflect traditional Alaska Native values, including environmental stewardship and social justice. As Adasina’s Impact Strategist, Kevin manages data and systems required for portfolio screening and construction, and co-leads the process of defining the investable universe of securities. Kevin’s attention to detail, ability to read data beyond the numbers, and thoughtful approach to portfolio screening make him a valued member of the Adasina PMT.

Kevin serves as an investment committee member for the Seacoast Trust and a board member for the Katlian Collective, ensuring sustainable funding for cultural programming benefiting tribal communities across Southeast Alaska. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Fort Lewis College. Kevin embraces traditional values in his everyday life, like wooch.een (working together) and haa shuká (respect for the past and future). Kevin is Tlingit, Yéil (Raven), Gaanaxteidi’ (Frog clan), Kutis’ Hít (Looking Out to Sea House). His Tlingit name is Yaa sh kanda. éts’.