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Tenured Air Force Executive, Rich Aldridge, Joins DDC

Window Rock, Arizona, For Immediate Release, July 31, 2023 – Diné Development Corporation (DDC), a leading technology and environmental solutions provider, announces that Rich Aldridge has joined its corporate leadership team. As Executive Vice President of Global Strategy, he will guide DDC’s strategic growth in the federal technology sector in support of clients and mission partners across the globe.

Mr. Aldridge brings to DDC an esteemed 34-year career with the U.S. Air Force where he served in key roles as an active duty and reserve officer and finished his career as a member of the Senior Executive Service. In his previous role as Program Executive Officer for Air Force Business and Enterprise Systems, he oversaw a portfolio of 400 distinct information systems that delivered capabilities to more than three million federal users comprising an annual budget authority of over $1 billion. His accomplished career is a testament to his visionary leadership and ability to effect transformative change.

“I am excited to be joining DDC at a pivotal time in its growth journey,” said Aldridge. “DDC has built a strong track record in delivering forward-leaning capabilities in support of the DoD and other federal agencies. Its mission to advance the Navajo Nation is immensely inspiring to me, and I am proud to join a team that is dedicated to building on its rich legacy to empower the Navajo People. I look forward to leveraging my experience to bolster our companies’ market positioning in the federal sector while promoting our mission-focused purpose.”

Spanning a range of mission-critical support functions, including satellite operations, air battle management, logistics readiness and planning, depot maintenance, systems engineering, program management, and enterprise cyber requirements, Mr. Aldridge’s experience will fortify DDC’s position as a trusted technology partner, and his invaluable insight and strategic acumen will serve as critical factors in the firm’s continued success.

“Rich’s role with DDC marks a significant milestone in building organizational growth and driving strategic innovation,” stated Daniel Riggs, Chief Growth and Strategy Officer. “His extensive background in overseeing complex operations, mission-critical programs, and large-scale procurements will be instrumental in elevating DDC’s capabilities and propelling us to new heights within the federal technology landscape.”

“We welcome Rich to the DDC family and look forward to his impact in our strategic advancement,” added Austin Tsosie, Chief Executive Officer. “With deeply rooted experience in the defense sector, he will be a significant asset, both internally for our teams and externally for our clients, as we build on our successful history of delivering mission-focused solutions across the globe.”

About Diné Development Corporation

Since 2004, Diné Development Corporation (DDC) has been committed to providing government agencies with high-quality IT, professional, and environmental services. Wholly owned by the Navajo Nation, we push the boundaries of growth to continually improve upon our record of extraordinary service. We strive to deliver exceptional solutions while empowering the Navajo Nation and advancing communities across the world. For more information about DDC and our family of companies, please visit www.ddc-dine.com.


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

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