Eunice Tso named 2016 Native Woman Business Owner of the Year!

Eunice Tso named 2016 Native Woman Business Owner of the Year!

National Center Board Chair Derrick Watchman announced the Native Woman Business Owner of the Year Award, which "recognizes outstanding leadership, management quality performance and commitment to excellence," he said.

Eunice Tso founded ETD Inc. in 1995, and it quickly became the "go-to" environmental and planning consulting company in Indian country.

ETD Inc. manages and facilitates a variety of professional and technical service projects in environmental consulting, project management, rural planning and community relations. "For more than 20 years, ETD Inc. has worked with tribal communities, government agencies, and architects and engineering firms in Indian country," Watchman said.

"She provides expert consulting to tribes in Indian country. I've had the opportunity to work with her," Watchman continued. "She navigates a lot of complex environmental projects on the reservation. She also prepares  land use plans that clearly articulate the communities' vision, priority projects and coordination efforts."

Tso, National Environmental Policy Act specialist and senior project manager, understands the environmental regulations that govern development on tribal lands and advises her clients about how to maintain an appropriate level of compliance.

Growing up in LeChee in Coconino County, Arizona, the stunning geological formations of the Navajo Nation sparked Tso's interest in landscapes. She was inspired to earn her bachelor's degree in geology from Northern Arizona University. After working for the Abandoned Mine Line Reclamation program, and learning about the federal and Navajo environmental regulations governing construction, she decided to return to NAU to earn her master's degree in geology with an emphasis in environmental geology. She then launched ETD, Inc. in Flagstaff, Arizona.

"I'm very humbled and honored to accept this award. We recently celebrated 20 years and I'm looking forward to 20 more years," Tso said.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/03/22/native-cdfi-navajo-woman-business-owner-accept-awards-res-las-vegas-163841

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