Family Capital

Silke Shilling

Senior Governance Associate

Silke Shilling has been with GenSpring since 2004 and has held a number of different positions throughout her tenure. From serving as a family services coordinator on a client delivery team to her current senior associate role, serving both internal and external clients in all aspects of Governance, Education and Philanthropy.

Silke acts as advocate and educator for governance throughout the firm and works closely with clients and advisors to ensure that all facets of a family’s governance plans are closely coordinated. Much of her time is spent building out 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 specialist 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.