This has been a time of great change within the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, our leadership, and our community. Transitions are always difficult, but they often arrive with opportunities for healing, growth, and renewal. As The Strong People, we understand this well.

With that in mind, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Council and Noo-Kayet Investments (NKI) Board of Directors have announced that Troy Clay and Brian Carroll, respectively CEO and CFO of NKI, are no longer employed by the organization.

As Tribal leadership and the NKI Board work together on next steps, Eric Croft, NKI’s COO, has agreed to step in as interim CEO. His knowledge of the organization and the businesses it manages will be of great value during this transitionary period.

For now, other leadership and management positions throughout enterprise operations remain the same. NKI or entity staff should seek out their immediate supervisor if they have any questions.

Chairwoman Caldera, Tribal Council, NKI’s Board, and PGST leadership are committed to ensuring a successful economic future for the Tribe. While all the answers to today’s questions are not yet known, please understand that decisions being made are driven by the Tribe’s mission and values around self-sufficiency, sovereignty, integrity, community, and culture.

Throughout this process, Tribal Council endeavors to be as transparent as possible about the future of NKI. Council also recognizes that PGST members deserve to know how the businesses their Tribe owns are being managed.

We will be in touch with more information as soon as possible.

Amber Caldera, Chair

Chris Tom, Vice Chair

Renee Veregge, Council Person I

Donovan Ashworth, Council Person II

Matthew Ives, Council Person III