Rita P. Nauta
Rita Pangelinan Nauta was appointed Guampedia.com’s Managing Director by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in July 2011, to focus on the marketing and sustainable development of Guam’s on-line encyclopedia, a community-wide project that serves to make Guam’s history and culture accessible to the online global community.
After graduating from California State University Long Beach in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Nauta’s professional career in marketing and communications began, inadvertently, when she was selected to represent Guam in the 1988 Miss World pageant in London. Her more than 20 years of experience in the marketing field encompassed local, regional and global markets. She’s coordinated both local and regional marketing initiatives for the Guam Economic Development Authority for more than seven years, and managed the production and coordination of a myriad of product and service launches, including Guampedia.com, special events, and community-based initiatives over the last 15 years.
Since 2002, Nauta has parlayed her marketing and communication skills into conducting professional development training on Guam, Saipan and Palau. Her passion for Guam’s Chamorro culture and heritage has lead her to co-produce and direct Guampedia.com’s short film, I Tinituhon: Puntan yan Fu’una.
A native of Guam, Nauta is the daughter of Francisco S. Pangelinan (dec.), Familian Kotla, and Engracia D. Pangelinan, Familian Galaide, mother of three, and married to local radio personality, Rick Nauta.