The Basic Course

Student Resources 2022

Course Evaluation

Click here to download the 2022 Basic Course evaluation form.

Please Note: the course evaluation helps us and the IEDC improve the course each year.  Your candid and detailed feedback is very much appreciated!


Course Documents & Links
Speaker Bios, Recordings, & Slides

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

Student List
Agness Mondoka Student Western New Mexico University Virtual
Brian Garcia VP Business Development Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA) Virtual
Daniel Ryan Student Western New Mexico University In Person
Doreen Avila Executive Assistant NM Economic Development Partnership In Person
Eric Ghahate Statewide Disaster Recovery Coordinator NM Economic Development Department Virtual
Harry O'Callaghan Student Western New Mexico University In Person
Holly Kelley Business Development Coordinator New Mexico Tourism Department Virtual
JessicaLyn Robles Director, Business Development Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance Virtual
Jodi Diaz Executive Director Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation In Person
Kristi Apodaca Clinic Coordinator Hidalgo Medical Services In Person
Kristina Ortiz Clerk-Treasurer City of Bayard In Person
Laura Phelps Community Development Manager Freeport-McMoRan In Person
Lazius Brown Student Western New Mexico University In Person
Lisa Brenner ​​Research Specialist Sandoval Economic Alliance In Person
Marc Scoggin Business Finance Specialist NM Economic Development Department In Person
Marcus Hanson General Manager and Student Gila/Mimbres Community Radio KURU 89.1 FM Silver City and WNMU In Person
Maria Quintero BSAD 489/589 - Economic Development Western New Mexico University Virtual
Marisela Rodriguez Student Western New Mexico University In Person
Miriam Hughes Student Western New Mexico University In Person
Raelynn Aimee Student Western New Mexico University In Person
Stephen Lindsey Student Western New Mexico University In Person
Steven Chavira Economic Development Specialist/Executive Officer Workforce & Economic Development Alliance of Grant County (NM) In Person
Teresa Carrasco Teresa Carrasco Western New Mexico University In Person
Todd Resch Executive Director of Secondary C&I Rio Rancho Public Schools In Person
Valerie Placencio Student Western New Mexico University Virtual
Presenter List
Perspectives & Strategic Planning Mark Lautman, CEcD, FM, HLM Principal, Lautman Economic Architecture, LLC 505.818.8218
Understanding Your Community & Community Development Noreen Scott, CEcD, FM, HLM Managing Member, New Mexico Economic Catalyst Foundation 505.710.7172
Managing an EDO Rep. Patty Lundstrom, CEcD New Mexico House of Representatives, District 9 - Chair of the House Appropriations and Finance Committees 505.722.2980
NMEDD Plan & Execution Alicia Keyes Cabinet Secretary, State of New Mexico, NM Economic Development Department 505.827.0305
Community Assessment Panel Kirstin Keller Executive Director, Middle Rio Grande Economic Development Assoc. 575.517.0310
Business Retention and Expansion Eric Canada CEO, Blane, Canada Ltd. 630.462.9222
Business Attraction & Research and Statistics Danielle Casey, CEcD, EDFP President at Albuquerque Economic Development 970.214.7345
Border Activity Jerry Pacheco Executive Director, International Business Accelerator 575.589.2200
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Stephen Lindsey Western New Mexico University 575.654.6068
Workforce Development Panel Jerry Schalow President / CEO, Rio Rancho Regional Chamber Of Commerce 505.892.1533
Workforce Development Panel Pat Vanderpool, CEcD, FM EDFP Executive Director, Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation 575.815.9552
Finance Mark Barbash Founder and Director, Ohio Economic Development Institute 614.774.7599
Financing Deals Johanna Nelson, CEcD Strategic Program Development Coordinator for NM Economic Develpment Department 505.469.6204
Financing Deals Deborah Burns CEO, investUS Managing Partner, InvestUS Opportunity Fund 505.264.9845
Real Estate Jim Smith, CCIM, SIOR First Vice President, CBRE 505.837.4923
Marketing Aaron Brossoit CEO, Golden Shovel Agency & PlaceVR 320.980.4658
Ethics Miguel A. Vicens Associate Professor of Finance, WNMU 575.538.6633
Visitor Driven Economic Development Jen Schroer, MBA Cabinet Secretary - NM Tourism Department 505.827.7382

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

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July 14 - 18, 2024
Silver City, New Mexico

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