Angel Reyes has been the president of Centinel Bank of Taos since 2003. Prior to that time, he served as the bank’s chief financial officer for five years. Born and raised in Taos, Mr. Reyes graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute as the ranking cadet. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson’s Schools of Management and received his graduate degree from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado.
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Lt. Gov. Howie Morales was raised in Silver City, New Mexico. As a teenager, he worked to help support his family and was the first in his family to attend college. He earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in bilingual special education from Western New Mexico University, and attained a doctorate from New Mexico State University. Lt. Gov. Morales taught special education in Silver City and in the Cobre School Districts and was a high school baseball coach. He was elected to the office of county clerk in Grant County in 2005, where he oversaw the modernization of the county’s voting systems. In 2008, Lt. Gov. Morales was appointed to fill the state legislative seat formerly held by Sen. Ben. Altamirano. Later that year, he ran for and won the seat. During his time as a state senator, he served on the Legislative Finance Committee and worked to improve New Mexico’s public education system. He was elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico in November, 2018.
A native New Mexican, Hector Balderas was raised by a single mother in the small village of Wagon Mound. He was the first person from his community to earn a law degree, which he received from the University of New Mexico School of Law. After law school, Attorney General Balderas followed his passion for public service, working as an assistant district attorney for Bernalillo County and as a special prosecutor for domestic violence cases in New Mexico’s Fourth Judicial District. He served as a state representative from 2004 to 2006, and during his first legislative term, was elected state auditor. At the age of 33, he became the youngest Hispanic statewide elected official in the nation. Attorney General Balderas has been recognized by the State Bar Association for his efforts to reform the criminal justice system, and was honored by Carolyn Kennedy as the recipient of the 2010 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. In addition to being licensed to practice law in New Mexico, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Tim Eichenberg was raised in Albuquerque and graduated from the University of New Mexico. He operated a small business in Albuquerque for more than 30 years working as a property tax consultant, certified appraiser, general contractor and real estate broker. Treasurer Eichenberg’s public service career began in 1974 when he was elected Bernalillo County treasurer. He was appointed as the New Mexico State Property Tax Director in 2004. In 2008 he was elected to the New Mexico State Senate and served on the Public Affairs and Judiciary committees; he also chaired the Restructuring Committee and the Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee. In 1994, he was elected to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority Board, a position he still holds today.
Randy McMillan established NAI First Valley Realty, Inc. in Las Cruces in 1979 and is president of the organization. In addition to his management and ownership responsibilities, Mr. McMillan is a top producer for NAI First Valley and one of the top commercial real estate brokers in Southern New Mexico. He holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and a Society of Industrial and Office Realtor (SIOR) designation. Mr. McMillan works closely with Mesilla Valley Economic Development as a member of their leadership board. He was instrumental in bringing several large employers to the Las Cruces area including CVS Drug Stores, Mountain View Medical Center and Automated Thermal Processing.
Derek Valdo has been the chief executive officer of AMERIND Risk since 2012. AMERIND Risk is the only insurance company that is 100 percent tribally-owned. An enrolled member of Acoma Pueblo, Mr. Valdo served for 14 years as a tribal councilman. Mr. Valdo has a bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in management from the University of New Mexico. He serves on the boards of the UNM Anderson School of Management Foundation and the United Way for Central New Mexico. He previously served as chairman of the Acoma Business Enterprises Board of Directors.
Dr. Rebecca Wurzburger is a strategic planning consultant and award-winning builder. She is also an internationally recognized leader in the creative tourism field and was instrumental in the formation of the UNESCO Creative Cities program. Dr. Wurzburger was a Santa Fe City Councilor for 12 years and also served as mayor pro tem. Prior to that, she was the director of the University of California’s Criminal Justice Planning Institute and developed homes for first-time homebuyers in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Wurzburger also served as the construction manager for the Santa Fe Chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s Casas de Escudero project and co-founded the Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Program. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi and the only member of her family to graduate from high school, Dr. Wurzburger holds a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in public administration from University of Southern California.