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Course Documents & Links
Speaker Bios, Recordings, & Slides

Please check this section regularly as information and links for each presentation are added.

Student List
Fran Palochak City Councilor (505) 879-6570 In-Person
Jennifer Lazarz Tourism and Marketing (815) 953-6379 In-Person
Brandon Howe Northwest NM Council of Governments (505) 722-4327 In-Person
Yvonne Johnson Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (307) 710-7437 In-Person
Bill Stanage Wealth Management Group LLC (505) 249-9276 In-Person
Marisol Lucero Albuquerque Economic Development (505) 315-5534 In-Person
Daniel Schmuck Albuquerque Economic Development (505) 452-6607 In-Person
Carey Plant SEA Board (505) 239-1966 In-Person
Alison Turner North Central NM Economic Development District (505) 716-5580 In-Person
Sarah Crichlow CE Lab (702) 340-1400 In-Person
Birga Alden CE Lab (505) 450-7931 In-Person
Eric Renz-Whitmore Emergent Wave (505) 227-1086 In-Person
Christie Ann Harvey Community ED Director Luna County (405) 229-8066 In-Person
Esequiel Salas Mayor Columbus NM (575) 545-2129 In-Person
Amy Byres Economic Development/Marketing (505) 414-4369 In-Person
Dennis Domrzalski Domrzalski Communications (505) 306-3260 In-Person
Aaron Berg Art Teacher Hozho Academy (505) 870-7987 In-Person
Alene Joyner Cibola County Chamber / Econ. Dev. (505) 269-7244 In-Person
Stephen Kilmek Metropolitan Council, Minnesota (651) 602-1456 Virtual
Jason Fields MadREP, Madison WI (414) 308-2680 Virtual
Mili Smith Economic Development Administration (512) 348-0417 Virtual
Joseph Mayo New Mexico Partnership (505) 389-0046 Virtual
Sharron Horcasitas WNMU Student (575) 313-6698 Virtual
Archie McDonald WNMU Student Virtual
Pamela Weber WNMU Student (575) 313-7183 Virtual
Monica Riehl ACM/Director of Economic Development (408) 620-2460 Virtual
Taylor Synhorst Intern - Clovis Economic Development (402) 450-7302 Virtual
Anna Larson Planning Coordinator, Cibloa County (505) 285-2555 Virtual
Raul Rodriguez Eastern Plains Council of Governments (575) 914-4153 Virtual
Presenter List
Perspectives on Economic Development Kenny McDonald Office: 614-225-6060/Mobile: 614-905-0811
Managing an Economic Development Org. Rep. Patty Lundstrom Office: 505-722-2980/Mobile: 505-870-5915
Community Development Noreen Scott 505-710-7172
Business Attraction J.J. Johnston 970-214-7345
Workforce Development Pat Vanderpool 575-815-9552
BR&E and Research & Statistics Danielle Casey Mobile: 602-332-8511/Office: 505-705-3785
Border Trade Presentation Jerry Pacheco Mobile: 915-491-5910 / Office: 505.589.2200
Understanding your Prospect's Perspective Jay Moon 601-906-9572
Real Estate and Re-use Jim Smith Office: 505-837-4923/Mobile: 505-975-5883
Finance Panel Juan Torrez Office: 505-827-0238/Mobile: 505-699-2401
Finance Panel Deborah Burns 505-264-9845
Research Guillermo Mazier 913-742-1720
Marketing Tom Garrity Office: 505-898-8689/Mobile: 505-710-6567
Economic Development Ethics Mary Ann Moon 601-900-8066
Finance Mark Barbash 614-774-7599
Business Retention and Expansion Eric Canada 630-936-8078
Research and Statistics Nathan Tafoya 806-414-6086
Marketing Overview Aaron Brossoit 320-980-4658
Strategic Planning Mark Lautman 505-818-8218

Directors & Advisors

Noreen Scott
Course Director 505.710.7172
Mark Lautman
Course Director 505.818.8218
John Sharp
Course Advisor 505.710.1370
Sarah Crichlow
Course Administrator 702.340.1400
Birga Alden
Course Administrator 505.450.7931

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The Basic Course

July 14 - 18, 2024
Silver City, New Mexico

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