Victoria Vasques, Owner, President & CEO
As the Owner, President & CEO of Tribal Tech, LLC, Ms. Vasques oversees Tribal Tech’s business units and corporate strategy. For more than 30 years, she has been an advocate for American Indians, leading education reform, promoting energy initiatives, and overseeing health and wellness projects. Her career in public service includes serving as the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, where she was the principal point of contact within the federal government for Indian education across the nation.
Prior to that, she served as the Director of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. She also served as executive director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, as an education program specialist in the Office of Indian Education, on the President’s Commission on Indian Reservation Economics, and on the President’s Commission on the HIV Epidemic. Her experience with Indian issues outside the federal government includes serving as a consultant at the National Congress of American Indians and as tribal liaison at The Committee for the 50th Presidential Inaugural.
Besides being ranked on the Washington Business Journal’s top 75 companies in the DC metro area list, Ms. Vasques and Tribal Tech have received several other industry awards. That list includes the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year Award, the Native Woman Business Owner of the Year Award from the National Center for American Indian Economic Development, and Enterprising Woman of the Year Award from Enterprising Women magazine. Tribal Tech has also been awarded the American Express & Women Presidents’ Organization 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies Award for four years in a row, and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce has also included Tribal Tech on their Fantastic 50 companies list for two years in a row. Tribal Tech was also recognized among Inc. magazine’s 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies, and they were listed on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. Having been ranked on the list for five years in a row, they have made Inc. 5000 Honor Roll status.
Ms. Vasques received her bachelor of science degree from California State University at Fullerton, then went on to receive teaching credentials from the University of California at Irvine. She is part Diegueno of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, Valley Center, California, and is a former American Indian Woman of the Year. She continues to serve on various boards for national and local non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting and promoting education and health care.
Jim Hirt, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Jim has served as a CEO to five different corporations. With over 23 years of experience combined with continued education, he has given these organizations a leading edge in achieving their goals. Jim has a passion for leading US and international organizations and helping them achieve their desired outcomes.
Christopher Catanzaro, Vice President & Chief Contracts Officer
Chris has over twelve years of experience in project management and contract oversight, in addition to background supporting governmental meeting planning and logistics. His responsibilities include the preparation of all contracts and contract modifications to ensure compliance with legislative requirements, as well as all contract extensions, renewals and close-outs. He supports the contract start-up process, identifying short-term resources needed, and manages the development of start-up checklists, as well as the organization of hand-over and kick-off meetings. Chris served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Panama.
Joanne Hansen, Chief of Staff
Michele Matteson, Executive Strategist
Joe Poole, Chief Financial Officer
Fabrice Vasques, Treasurer
Our guiding principles of “People, Performance and Partnership,” embody an environment where our employees can flourish and our clients may fully benefit from our capabilities
Founded in 2000 to provide Training and Technical Assistance, Grants Administration and IT Services to tribal, federal, state, local and private sector entities.
Our guiding principles of “People, Performance and Partnership,” embody an environment where our employees can flourish and our clients may fully benefit from our capabilities.
Tribal Tech, LLC is a certified 8(a) small business by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a certified Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), an approved third party certifier.
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