CTL Resources
Hayward, Wisconsin

2014 HUBZone Owner of the Year
Recognizes an owner of a HUBZone-certified company who has demonstrated success in corporate management, improving the lives of his/her employees and/or community, and promoting the values and spirit of the HUBZone Program.

Rita is founder and CEO of a Native American-owned engineering service company that provides specialized engineers to the Department of Defense and its prime contractors. 

The company is located on a Native American reservation and is committed to supporting personal and professional development within the company and on the reservation.
Her leadership and community outreach include the promotion of education through the American Indian Science Engineering Society and leadership in several Society projects. 

Rita commits a portion of her company's profits to support Native American students from Kindergarten through doctoral programs, provides mentoring services to young professionals, and funds scholarships for start-up businesses.

For example, in an effort to reduce a chronically high school drop-out rate, the company has established an annual NASA Space Camp scholarship for students participating in the White Earth Reservation Science Fair.