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The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico (AICCNM) will host their February Luncheon Mixer from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday at El Pinto Restaurant & Cantina, 10500 4th St. NW. For additional information, call 505-766-9545.

The New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) meets from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1000 Woodward Pl. NE. The featured speaker for the meeting is Ann Lerner of the Albuquerque Film Department. Admission is $25 for NAWBO members and $30 for others. For additional information, visit

The New Mexico chapter of the American Subcontractors Association, the New Mexico chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., and the New Mexico Utility Contractors Association present a Joint Association Member Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Thursday at the Courtyard Marriott Journal Center, 5151 Journal Center NE. Guest speakers include Paul Gessing, president of the Rio Grande Foundation; and N.M. Sen. Jacob Candelaria. The registration fee is $35 for association members and $45 for others. For advance registration, email or call 505-220-7024.

The Keshet Center for the Arts presents The Eight Dimensions of Sustainable Business Design, a full-day business workshop by KaosPilots from Bern, Switzerland, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday at the Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE. The workshop is an introduction to the KaosPilots philosophy of responsible entrepreneurs, creative leaders, and change makers and will include hands-on activities, movement, discussion and reflection. The workshop fee is $80 and does not include the cost of lunch. To register or for additional information, visit

The New Mexico chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) presents Everyone Has To Live Somewhere: Why Not Here? by John Garcia, HBA of New Mexico, Todd Clark, N.M. Apartment Advisors; John Covert, Metrostudy; and Bob Grassberger, Ph.D., UNM professor emeritus, from 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Sheraton Uptown, 2600 Louisiana NE. Tickets are $35 for NAIOP members and $45 others. To register or for additional information, visit or call 505-345-6976.


Dawn DalPorto

LifeROOTS has elected two new members to its board of directors. They are Dawn DalPorto, vice president/branch manager at United Business Bank; and Leticia Bernal, owner of Pita Pit.

Wings for L.I.F.E. has elected two new board members. They are Rob Koehler, CPA, Ricci & Co.; and Marjori Krebs, a professor at UNM.

The New Mexico chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) has elected new officers for 2018. They are Shelly Branscom, CCIM – NAI Maestas & Ward, president;

Leticia Bernal

Carl Grending, CCIM – SVN/WACB Inc., president-elect; Jessica Kuhn, CCIM – First Citizens Bank, vice president; Debbie Dupes, CCIM – CBRE Inc., past president; Steve Kraemer, CCIM – NAI Maestas & Ward, secretary; and Mark Thompson, CCIM – Cauwels & Stuve Realty & Development, treasurer.

Sandoval Economic Alliance has elected two new board members. They are Michael Baker, Rio Rancho Schools; and Erin Johnson-Kruft, Central New Mexico Community College.


Molly Murphy

Molly Murphy has been promoted by Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails to the position of camp director. Murphy will oversee two summer camp programs: Rancho del Chaparral in the Jemez Mountains; and Camp Elliott Barker in Angel Fire. She previously was a seasonal employee at Rancho del Chaparral for 10 years and has a wealth of knowledge, fresh ideas, and leadership experience to bring to her new position.


Homewise has hired two new staff members. They are:

Wade Carlson, chief financial officer (CFO). Carlson has 30 years’ experience in the finance field.

Daniel Slavin, director of real estate development. Slavin has 10 years’ experience in the financial field.

Rachel Larive, M.D.

Rachel Larivée, M.D., has joined Presbyterian Healthcare Services as a family medicine physician at the 4005 High Resort Blvd. location in Rio Rancho. Larivée has a medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominca; completed a family medicine residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo; and is board-certified in family medicine.

Brandon M. Meyers has joined McCoy Leavitt Laskey LLC as an associate. Meyers has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and communication, magna cum laude, from the University of New Mexico; and a law degree from the University of Alabama. He is currently licensed in state and federal court in New Mexico.

Susan Lewis has joined First National 1870 as senior relationship associate. Lewis has 30 years’ experience in commercial banking in New Mexico. In her new role she will support the day-to-day management of First National 1870’s commercial customers in Albuquerque.