u Minority Advocate of the
Year, Minority Business
Development Agency, U.S.
Department of Commerce
u Emerging Business of the Year,
Hispanic Contractors of Colorado
u 9 NEWSLeader of the Year Award
u Martin Luther King Jr.
Business Social Responsibility
u First Native American to graduate
from Leadership Denver
u Minority Small Business of the
Year, Boulder Chamber of
DAWA Enterprises was founded on the principles of a centuries old Hopi culture. CEO Joseph Serna is from the Dawa (Sun) Clan of the Hopi Tribe. As a 100% American Indian Owned company, DAWA Enterprises has a deep understanding of Native issues and minority business. DAWA Enterprises has the following certifications: 8(a), SDB, DBE, MBE.
DAWA's clients have included:
- US Department of Transportation
- Colorado Department of Transportation
- Regional Transportation District
- US Navy
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- US Air Force
- Fort Carson
- US Forest Service
- Kiewit Construction
“Search for the truth. Indian values teach the holistic approach to the use of technology for mankind’s good.”
Al Qoyawayma, Hopi
Joseph Serna, CEO
Joseph hails from the Dawa (Sun) Clan of the Hopi Tribe in northeastern Arizona. Joseph is a seasoned business leader and mentor who pushes clients to break through their barriers. His background in negotiations and business leadership help clients develop a strategy that produces extraordinary outcomes. He is a recognized tribal liaison and native leader. He was recognized by the Rocky Mountain News as “One of the leaders to watch”. He received the 9NEWS Leader of the Year Award which goes to one individual who is identified as an emerging leader in a metropolitan area of 5 million.