The Basic Course

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All sessions will take place at the Besse Forward Global Resource Center - W 12th St., Silver City, NM  88061

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Student List
Alan Martinez State Representative New Mexico State Legislature
Anthony Aldaz Economic Development Associate New Mexico Partnership
Bret Buchanan Business Development Specialist Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance
Carlos Parra Marketing Director Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance
Channing Hofman Program Coordinator Economic Development Department
Cisco Brink Project Manager Roswell-Chaves County Economic Development Corp.
Elizabeth Waldrip Regional Representative NM Economic Development Department
Erin Engelbrecht Senior Policy Advisor City of Albuquerque
Ian Hohenstein Student Western New Mexico University
Irene Parra Workforce Development Administrator City of Las Cruces
Jacob Wetzel Graduate Assistant Western New Mexico University Athletics
Jeffery Sanchez Student Western New Mexico University
Jessica Stern Economic Development Director Taos County
Jim Lucero Community, Business & Rural Dev. Team Region Rep. NM Economic Development Department
Jolene Greene Community Facilities Manager City of Raton
Josephine Bitsilly Student Western New Mexico University
Kalah Carrasco Executive Director Community Partnership for Children
Keegan Mackenzie-Chavez Regional Representative Region 1 NM Economic Development Department
Kevin Wilson Community, Business & Rural Dev. Team Region Rep. NM Economic Development Department
Mark Duncan State Representative New Mexico State Government
Merrie Lee Soules Legislative Analyst New Mexico Legislature
Oscar Arteaga Romero Graduate Student Western New Mexico University (WNMU)
Paige Ryan Regional Rep, Region 2 NM Economic Development Department
Ronnie de Souza Thaxton Business Development Coordinator Greater Raton Economic Development Corp. - GrowRaton
Shanna Sasser Rural Ombudsman, State of NM State of New Mexico
Sharon Offutt Senior Social Performance Specialist Freeport-McMoRan
Taysea Powell Student Western New Mexico University
Trent Jones Student Regent Western New Mexico University
Yuriria Morales Regional Representative for Central New Mexico NM Economic Development Department
Ilka Villarreal MainStreet Director Mora MainStreet Arts & Cultural Compound
Richard Holcomb Consultant, Business Owner Elephant Butte, NM
Presenter List
Jon Clark Deputy Cabinet Secretary, NM Economic Development Department 505.476.3747
Mark Lautman, CEcD, FM, HLM Principal, Lautman Economic Architecture, LLC 505.818.8218
Rep. Patty Lundstrom, CEcD NM House of Representatives, Greater Gallup Economic Development Corp. 505.722.2980
Noreen Scott, CEcD, FM, HLM Managing Member, New Mexico Economic Catalyst Foundation 505.710.7172
Mark Lautman, CEcD, FM, HLM Principal, Lautman Economic Architecture, LLC 505.818.8218
Kirstin Keller Executive Director, Middle Rio Grande Economic Development Assoc. 575.517.0310
Eric Canada CEO, Blane, Canada Ltd. 630.462.9222
Danielle Casey, CEcD, EDFP President, Albuquerque Economic Development 970.214.7345
Jerry Pacheco Executive Director, International Business Accelerator 575.589.2200
Stephen Lindsey Western New Mexico University 575.654.6068
Jerry Schalow President / CEO, Rio Rancho Regional Chamber Of Commerce 505.892.1533
Pat Vanderpool, CEcD, FM EDFP Executive Director, Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation 575.815.9552
Mark Barbash Founder and Director, Ohio Economic Development Institute 614.774.7599
Johanna Nelson, CEcD Strategic Program Development Coordinator for NM Economic Develpment Department 505.469.6204
Deborah Burns CEO, investUS Managing Partner, InvestUS Opportunity Fund 505.264.9845
Jim Smith, CCIM, SIOR First Vice President, CBRE 505.837.4923
Joanie Griffin CEO, Sunny505 320.980.4658
Antoinette Vigil Deputy Cabinet Secretary - NM Tourism Department 505.469.2051
Miguel A. Vicéns, PhD Associate Professor of Finance, Western New Mexico University 575.571.7176
Lisa Abeyta Deputy Director, City of Albuquerque Economic Development 505.768.4775
Carissa Vender Small Business Liaison, City of Albuquerque; Owner, Minuteman Press Eubank 505.768.3051

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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The Basic Course

July 14 - 18, 2024
Silver City, New Mexico

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