The Basic Course

Special Session

October 24th - 28th  *  The Drury Plaza Hotel - Santa Fe, NM

Course Evaluation

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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
Natalie Muruato Executive Director Clay County Economic Development Group 605.682.0000
Linda Serrato NM State Representative District 45 505.395.6356
Lara Lavi Managing Partner Dreaming In Color Entertainment, LLC 206.551.9847
Luis Terrazas Owner Terrazas Funeral Chapels 575.956.5232
Crystal Diamond NM State Senator District 35 575.740.1539
Phelps Anderson NM State Representative District 66 575.626.3369
Martin Hickey NM State Senator District 20 402.290.2825
Lorraine Ruggles EDD Regional Rep State of NM Economic Development Division 505.490.7662
Joshua Hernandez NM State Representative District 60 505.234.6337
Willie Madrid NM State Representative District 53 915.204.9056
Pamelya Herndon NM State Representative District 28 505.385.1173
Ryan Lane NM State Representative District 3 505.419.7066
Amanda Dick-Peddie Fiscal Analyst Legislative Finance Committee 575.993.9974
Martina C'de Baca Director of Operations NM Lieutenant Governor's Office 505.476.2230
Antonio Maestas NM State Representative District 16 505.304.7497
Susan Hererra NM State Representative District 41 505.699.2271
Meredith Dixon NM State Representative District 20 505.401.8339
Ambrose Castellano NM State Representative District 70 505.429.6072
Phelps Anderson NM State Representative Distict 66 575.625.9152
Josh Jones Partner/Gov. Relations SDVets Consulting 502.533.0156
Donny Quintana Director for Local Government Division Department of Finance and Administration 505.490.5788
Alicia Ortiz Data Management Bureau Chief NM Department of Transportation 505.660.3304
Nichelle Gilbert Associate Director Partnership for Community Action 505.610.1616
Tara Lujan NM State Representative District 48 505.385.8676
Presenter List
Perspectives on Economic Development Kenny McDonald 614-905-0811
Perspectives of the Employer Tom Stringer 631.871.3318
Introduction to Strategic Planning Mark Lautman 505-818-8218
Research and Statistics Nathan Tafoya 806.414.6086
Community Engagement Noreen Scott 505-710-7172
Business Retention & Expansion Eric Canada 630.936.8078
Workforce Jack Allston 505.377.8452
Strategic Planning Panel Katherine Everum
Strategic Planning Panel Kristen Gamboa
Strategic Planning Panel Kirstin Keller  575-517-0310
Managing an Economic Development Org. Rep. Patty Lundstrom 505-870-5915
Government Terry Bruner (505) 818-9163
Border Activity Jerry Pacheco 915-491-5910
Tourism Jen Schroer 505-827-7382
Remote Work Shelly Faussett 453.401.0053
Finance Mark Barbash 614-774-7599
State Incentives Juan Torres 505-699-2401
State Incentives Johanna Nelson 505.469.6204
Finance Panel Deborah Burns 505.264.9845
Business Attraction Danielle Casey 602-332-8511
Marketing Aaron Brossoit 320-980-4658
Real Estate Jim Smith 505-975-5883
Entreprenuership Panel Katie Uilk
Entreprenuership Panel Kristina Trujillo
Entreprenuership Panel Andy Lim
Entreprenuership Panel TJ Cook
Film in NM Eric Witt 505.660.1083
Extractives & Energy Panel Erich Bower 
Extractives & Energy Panel Tony Trujillo
Extractives & Energy Panel Leland Gould 505.249.1306
Extractives & Energy Panel Gerald Weseen 505.362.8311
Extractives & Energy Panel Mary Homan 505.269.5952
Futurist Panel Dale Dekker 505.761.9700
Futurist Panel Sarah Boisvert 301.908.6726

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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