WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., January 23, 2019 – NOVA Corporation welcomes Jewel Honga to the team as the firm’s new Protege and Business Associate. Jewel is also the newest participant in the internal Tribal leadership development program, DDC-U, and will be mentored by Don MacDonald, NOVA President. Jewel will be supporting Don MacDonald with NOVA’s operations, finances and business development, with an emphasis on employee development, customer service, and business growth.

Jewel and her mentor, Don MacDonald, look forward to successfully managing NOVA’s ongoing and newly awarded contracts, while driving key business development initiatives. She will be working out of the Odenton, Maryland office. Jewel’s management experience and passionate Tribal community work complement NOVA’s mission and commitment to give back to the Navajo Nation.

NOVA’s 2019 strategic plan looks promising with the addition of Jewel’s enthusiasm and commitment to Tribal communities. I’m grateful for NOVA’s President, Don MacDonald’s commitment to generate lasting opportunities for the company and the Navajo Nation,” – Austin Tsosie, DDC CEO.  Jewel is a member of the Dine – Hualapai Nations, and born of the Tobacco Clan, and a graduate of Northern Arizona University with dual degrees in management and marketing.

Dine Development Corporation (DDC) is wholly owned by the Navajo Nation government and was established to facilitate the Nation’s opportunities to conduct business through the creation of subsidiary corporations, joint ventures and partnerships. DDC was formed in 2004 to help create new jobs, revenues and profits primarily through participation in the U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development program. The 8(a) Program was created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. DDC’s business portfolio includes six companies: NOVA Corporation, BRIC, DDC IT Services, Dine Source, DDC 4C, and North Stone.

Contact: Jocelyn Billy-Upshaw, Director of Marketing | jocelyn.billy-upshaw@ddc-dine.com