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NM Tech Council losing CEO to city

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Nyika Allen is stepping down as president and CEO of the New Mexico Technology Council, but she leaves behind a revamped organization on a solid growth path.

Nyika Allen (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Allen, who took the council’s helm in 2014, will join Mayor Tim Keller’s administration on Feb. 20, although the city has yet to announce her new position.
The council is now searching for a new leader. But thanks to Allen’s legacy, the incoming director will take over a well-greased organization that in the past four years has emerged from relative obscurity into a leadership role in Albuquerque’s technology community and startup ecosystem.
“She’s left us in an excellent position to further the organization’s mission,” said council board chair Curt Schatz. “She helped put a framework in place fore the next CEO to come in and succeed immediately.”

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