Diné Development Corporation (Ddc)

DDC is a tribally-owned holding corporation that was established in 2004 to provide viable economic opportunities for the Navajo Nation. Headquartered in Window Rock, AZ, we are committed to preserving our rich culture through a continual focus on core values. Through strategic growth, we have dynamically expanded our family of companies while supporting the Navajo Nation.

Our subsidiaries provide professional and technical IT and environmental services to a broad portfolio of commercial, tribal, and federal clients.

15

Years of Experience

19

States Operating In

6

Number of Subsidiaries

1.6M

Dividends

NAVAJO NATION SNAPSHOT – Yá’át’ééh (Greetings)!

The Navajo People were given the name Níhóókáá Diyin Diné’é by their Creators. It means “Holy Earth People”. Today, the Navajo People call themselves “Diné”, meaning “The People”. The Navajo People were recognized as a Nation by the Treaty of 1868. The Navajo Nation encompasses portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, covering over 27,425 square miles of land. In the 2010 Census, our shareholder population was recorded at 332,129 The Diné (Navajo) People speak the Navajo language, also known as Diné Bizáád, spoken by approximately 175,000 people in the United States and elsewhere. The Diné (Navajo) are the root of DDC. Our logo is based upon the Navajo hogan (hóóghan), a sacred home for the Diné (Navajo) people to raise their families and continue to practice their traditional beliefs.

OUR VISION, MISSION & CORE VALUES

Vision: To be the best tribal corporation in the world

Mission: Create a family of companies that provide sustainable profits and jobs

Our Core Values

Leadership

Develop the capacity and capability of leaders who promote business excellence

Heritage

Build on our powerful heritage by boldly pursuing regional and global business opportunities

Performance

Maximize the profits and reach of our subsidiaries, while expanding scalable systems and infrastructure for future companies

Economic Viability

Establish and nurture economic engines to provide growth and opportunity for Diné people

Respect

Conscientious care of the Navajo Nation, the environment, our diverse portfolio of clients, employees and their families

GIVING BACK TO NAVAJO NATION

At the heart of DDC’s work is our commitment to contribute economic and leadership resources to build and cultivate opportunities for the Navajo Nation. In addition to philanthropic activities, DDC’s enterprise and expansion provides unparalleled potential for the Navajo Nation and its People.

OUR HISTORY

In 2004, NOVA Corporation established the foundation for the formation of DDC subsidiaries.
DDC and NOVA Corporation were established in 2004 with initial capitalization from the Business and Industrial Development Fund of the Navajo Nation.
In 2005, NOVA Corporation became DDC’s first 8(a) certified subsidiary.
In 2011, DDC established two additional subsidiaries, DDC IT Services and DDC Construction Services.
NOVA Corporation successfully graduated from the 8(a) Business Development Program in 2014.
In 2016, DDC hired its first Navajo Chief Executive Officer, Austin Tsosie.
In the fall of 2016, DDC capitalized two additional subsidiaries, BRIC and Diné Source.
In 2017 BRIC, Diné Source, DDC 4C and DDC ITS hired their first Navajo Protégés.
In the fall of 2017, DDC 4C acquired AScIS business lines to strengthened its commitment to expand its federal services.

Meet our Leadership

AUSTIN TSOSIE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
AUSTIN TSOSIE
DAWN BUZZELL
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
DAWN BUZZELL

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RON C. WOOD
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
RON C. WOOD
EDWARD RICHARDS
VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
EDWARD RICHARDS
TAZBAH MCCULLAH
SECRETARY/TREASURER OF THE BOARD
TAZBAH MCCULLAH
FREDERICK WHITE
MEMBER OF THE BOARD
FREDERICK WHITE
BOBBY WHITE
MEMBER OF THE BOARD
BOBBY WHITE

Shareholder Representatives

RAYMOND SMITH, JR.
COUNCIL DELEGATE REPRESENTING - KLAGETOH, WIDE RUINS, HOUCK, LUPTON, AND NAHATA DZIIL CHAPTERS
RAYMOND SMITH, JR.
MARK FREELAND
COUNCIL DELEGATE REPRESENTING - BECENTI, LAKE VALLEY, NAHODISHGISH, STANDING ROCK, WHITEROCK, HUERFANO, NAGEEZI, AND CROWNPOINT CHAPTERS
MARK FREELAND
JAMIE HENIO
COUNCIL DELEGATE REPRESENTING - ALAMO, RAMAH, AND TOHAJILEE CHAPTERS
JAMIE HENIO
VINCE R. JAMES
COUNCIL DELEGATE REPRESENTING - JEDDITO, CORNFIELDS, GANADO, KINLICHEE, AND STEAMBOAT CHAPTERS
VINCE R. JAMES
EDISON WAUNEKA
COUNCIL DELEGATE REPRESENTING - OAKSPRINGS AND ST. MICHAEL'S CHAPTERS
EDISON WAUNEKA