Briefcase - Albuquerque Journal



Michael Podolny

Albuquerque SCORE presents the workshop, Will Your Business Pay for Your Retirement? by Michael Podolny, founder and president of The Podolny Group Inc., from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday in the classroom at the Kaplan Real Estate School, 8205 Spain NE. The workshop will provide the owners of smaller- and middle-sized businesses with a means of realistically assessing the value of their business; determining the marketability of their business; quantifying their post-ownership earning power; and developing strategies to improve their final outcome. The workshop will be divided into two parts. The first part will focus on analysis. During this part of the workshop members will be actually doing an analysis of their own business that will allow them to estimate the value of their business; quantify their current post-ownership situation; and determine issues associated with the marketability of their business. The second part will focus on strategies an owner can use to either leverage a good situation to maximum benefit or improve a situation that is less than ideal. The focus will be on the small number of critical strategies that are time tested to help owners get the results they desire. The workshop fee is $19.95. For advance registration or additional information, call 505-248-8232; email; or visit

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico’s Monthly Luncheon Mixer will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Turquoise and Silver Room at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW. Admission is $25 for members and $30 for others. To register or for additional information, contact Tashina Silversmith by calling 505-766-9545 or email

The Member Luncheon of the American Subcontractors Association – New Mexico will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Thursday at the Courtyard Marriot Journal Center, 5151 Journal Center NE. The featured presentation is Increase Workplace Morale & Productivity Through Managing Difficult Employees – “Part II Guidebooks” by Jill Avey, owner of Southwest HR Consulting. The registration fee is $32 for members and $45 for others. Advance registration is recommended. To register, email or call 505-220-7024. For additional information, visit


Jamie Dickerman

Jamie Dickerman has been promoted by Griffin & Associates to vice president for public relations. Dickerman joined the firm in 2014 as an account executive and previously worked as a communications director and press secretary for New Mexico political candidates. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Eastern New Mexico University.


Ashleigh Olguin

Asleigh Olguin has joined the Albuquerque Community Foundation as executive associate. Olguin has eight years’ experience in the nonprofit sector.

Jeffrey D. Myers, a registered patent attorney, has joined the Wilcox Law Firm, P.C., as a partner. The law firm will now be known as Wilcox & Myers, P.C. Myers previously worked for Peacock Myers, P.C., and has 25 years’ experience in the legal field. His practice will focus primarily on all areas of intellectual property including U.S. and international patent protection of inventions, federal, state and international protection of trademarks, and U.S. and international copyright protection. Myers will continue to represent large institutions, small businesses, and individual inventors, with intellectual property portfolios, large and small.

Lovelace Medical Group has hired two new medical providers. They are:

Laura Bellew, ACNP, as an acute care nurse practitioner with the group’s hospitalist team. Bellew has 29 years’ experience in the nursing field. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Gannon University; and a post-master’s degree in acute care nurse practitioner from the University of New Mexico.

William Mansfield, M.D., MPH, FACC, as a critical care cardiologist in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at the Lovelace Medical Center. Mansfield previously worked as a cardiologist at the New Mexico Heart Institute in Santa Fe and concurrently served as the executive medical director for the Cardiovascular Service Line for Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital in Santa Fe and as a member of the Peer Review Committee and the Medical Advisory Council for Cardiovascular Disease.

Presbyterian Medical Group has hired four new providers. They are:

Christopher Hawthorn, M.D., emergency department physician at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital. Hawthorn has a medical degree from UNM; and completed an emergency medicine resident at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Naomi Bancroft, M.D.

Naomi Bancroft, M.D., emergency room physician at Presbyterian Hospital. Bancroft has a medical degree and completed an emergency medicine residency, both at UNM.

Jamie Santistevan, M.D., emergency department physician at Presbyterian Hospital. Santistevan has a medical degree from UNM; and completed an emergency medicine residency and fellowship in emergency department administration and quality at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

Alisha Lowden, board-certified nurse practitioner for the gastroenterology clinic located on the Presbyterian Hospital campus. Lowden has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; and a master’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University.


Family Friendly New Mexico, a nonprofit program that recognizes New Mexico businesses with family-friendly policies, has announced its list of companies that earned recognition for having policies that help workers balance work and family. The distinction means the recognized employers have four or more policies in the areas of paid leave, health support, work schedules and economic support.

The organizations recognized as 2018 Gold and Silver Level awardees are: Abrazos Family Support Services, gold award; Access Innovations Inc., gold award; Affordable Solar, gold award; Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., gold award; city of Albuquerque, gold award; Esparza Advertising, gold award; Farmington Tire of Four States, gold award; Four States Tire & Service, gold award; General Mailing and Shipping Systems Inc., gold award; Homeowners Financial Group, gold award; Lovelace Health System, gold award; New Mexico Gas Co., gold award; Rehabilitation Partners LLC, gold award; San Juan County, gold award; WESST, gold award; Animas Environmental Services LLC, silver award; Bryan’s Photography LLC, silver award; Giddens, Gatton & Jacobus, P.C., silver award; Southwest Abatement Inc., silver award; and Surgite, a sacred dance company, silver award.

Any New Mexico business is eligible to apply for the New Mexico Family Friendly Business award. For a full list of family friendly policies and to learn more about the New Mexico Family Friendly initiative and see if your company qualifies, visit


The Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico has elected officers and board members for its 2018 board of directors.

Adam Harrington

New board officers are Adam Harrington – HB Construction, chair; Chris Downey – Downy & Co., incoming chair; Joe Strobbe – Flintco, past chair; Vivian Sisneros Jr. – ISHC, vice chair; Wryan Capps – Axion CPAs and Business Advisors, treasurer; and Wayne Bingham – Bingham, Hurst & Apodaca, P.C., chapter attorney.

New board members elected are David Dallago, Jr., Dallago Corp.; and Stanley Mount, Mount Corp.

Board members continuing to serve are Dale Armstrong, TLC Plumbing & Heating; Sam Baca, AUI Inc.; Kevin Garcia, Del Rio Enterprises Inc.; Bobbi Hayes, Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC; Danny Jarrett, Jackson Lewis; Dan Lyons, Bradbury Stamm Construction; and Chris Teague, Garvin Construction.

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