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The New Mexico chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) presents its May luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. today at the Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana NE. The featured presentation is New Mexico Cabinet Secretaries — Focus on Education, featuring speakers Celina Bussey, secretary of the Department of Workforce Solutions; Monique Jacobson, secretary of the Children, Youth and Families Department; Hanna Skandera, secretary for the Public Education Department; and Barbara Damron, Ph.D., secretary for the Higher Education Department. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for others. To register online, visit or call 505-345-6976.


Bruce Stidworthy

Bruce Stidworthy, PE, LEED AP, has been promoted by Bohannan Huston Inc. to president and CEO. Stidworthy has been with the company for 22 years and has served as a leader in the community development and planning group, the executive committee, and the board of directors. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from New Mexico State University, and a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. Stidworthy has also been involved in a variety of community and professional organizations including serving on the Albuquerque Economic Development board of directors and as chairman of the New Mexico District Council of the Urban Land Institute.


Lovelace Health System has hired two new executives. They are:

Amy Blasing, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Lovelace Westside Hospital. Blasing has 20 years’ experience as a health care executive and most recently was the administrator at Presbyterian Hospital. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Excelsior College; and a master’s degree in health care administration. Blasing is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served as a board member for New Mexico Healthcare Executives and Albuquerque Ambulance Services.

Heather Harper, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Lovelace Regional Hospital in Roswell. Harper has 15 years’ experience as a health care executive and previously worked as the chief operating officer (COO) at Compass Health in Louisiana. She has a bachelor’s degree in human services from Henderson State University; and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Arkansas.

Lilly Irvin-Vitela has joined Crossroads for Women (CRFW) as executive director. Irvin-Vitela has 20 years’ experience in working with families in New Mexico and Wisconsin providing director services and executive leadership to nonprofits and community-based organizations that empower women and children. She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, both from UNM.

Stephen Daney has joined Better Money Decisions as a financial planner and investment adviser representative. Daney is the founder of the Life Money Center and the Live Money Mastery Program, which assists people with overwhelming debt challenges, credit problems and other issues surrounding their money. In his new position, he will specialize in sustainable and socially responsible investing, retirement planning and Social Security claiming strategies.

Shannon Wright has joined Southwest Capital Bank as a loan assistant at the bank’s main location in Albuquerque. Wright will play a key role in the bank’s lending accounts, respond to borrower inquiries and analyzing credit and financial data of clients applying for credit or loans. She previously worked as a loan document specialist II at Wells Fargo Dealer Services.

Kim O’Roark has joined Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque as the cognitive therapeutics manager. O’Roark will oversee the development and quality of ongoing cognitive care methods and be responsible for the continual training of the team of caregivers at the company.


Twin Warriors Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa on Santa Ana Pueblo, has been named to the list Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Each State by Golfweek Magazine. Twin Warriors was named the number three best golf course to play in the state out of 10 courses identified by Golfweek.


Souder, Miller & Associates (SMA) has added four new members to its board of directors. They are Michael Hensley, Ph.D., director of strategic research initiatives for the research and economic development division at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; Richard Luarkie, CEO of the Emerging Equities Solutions Group; Jamie Claire Kiser, director of consulting at the Zweig Group; and David Wilson, PE, manager of the traffic and transportation staff at Souder, Miller & Associates.