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The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico April Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday at The Grill, 3300 San Mateo NE, #B2. The featured speaker is Ira Wilson, executive director of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA). Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for others: space is limited. To register or for additional information, call 505-766-9545.

The New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) April Luncheon will be held from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1000 Woodward NE. The featured presentation is How To Claim Your Value and Earn What You’re Worth, by Tania Vasallo.

WESST presents the free workshop Credit and Debt Management from 10 a.m.-noon or from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the WESST Enterprise Center, 609 Broadway NE. Topics include what is credit and debt; understanding credit reports and scores; managing debts and collections; and credit opportunities. Admission is free: advance registration is recommended. To register, visit or call Lorena Schott at 505-246-6939.

The ABQ Congress on Real Estate (ACRE) is sponsoring the workshop Nuts & Bolts and a Few Loose Screws of Real Estate Investing by real estate investor/developer Lee Moberly, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE. During the workshop, Moberly will review the skills and traits required for success including: developing a business plan; how to evaluate properties; the mast of real profits — good design, finding good contractors and partnering for profits and much more including a question-and-answer session immediately following the workshop. The workshop fee is $99; space is limited. To register or for additional information, visit


The New Mexico chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. has presented 2017 New Mexico Excellence in Construction Awards to four Albuquerque Public Schools’ major new construction projects.

The largest winning projects include the rebuild of the Aztec Special Education and Intensive Support Center, a 62,428 square-foot, two-floor facility opened for the fall 2017 semester, and West Mesa High School’s new 70,000 square-foot Classroom Building, renovated courtyard, and new outdoor amphitheater, completed in July of 2017. The Aztec Special Education facility achieved LEED Platinum certification and the West Mesa project was built to LEED Gold specifications.

The two smaller projects include Jefferson Middle School’s new 9,766-square-foot Music Building and renovation of the original facility for art and adaptive physical education classes; and Atrisco Elementary School’s new Classroom Building and kitchen/cafeteria restoration.

Danelle Tanner

Danelle Tanner, a physicist at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named the 2018 Scientist of the Year by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP). Tanner is the first employee of Sandia National Laboratories, to receive the honor since the NOGLSTP created the award in 2004. The annual awards were established as a means of identifying, honoring and documenting the contributions of outstanding LGBTQ+ science, engineering and technology professionals, as well as the corporations, academic institutions and businesses that support them.


Christina Horton has joined VHGArchitects. Horton has a diverse background in architecture, design, and construction with hands-on experience in many aspects of the profession from design to teaching to carpentry. She has an associate degree in construction management and an associate’s degree in construction technology, both from Central New Mexico Community College; a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in architecture, both from the University of New Mexico. Horton is also certified in historic preservation, framing, carpentry, cost estimating, and scheduling.

Nicholas J. Trost

Attorney Nicholas J. Trost has joined Parnall Law. Trost previously worked as an associate in an Albuquerque area insurance defense firm. He has a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Washington; and a law degree, cum laude, from UNM.

Noel Cothren has joined Ingenuity Software Labs, Inc., as the lab’s first employee serving as the technical program manager overseeing technical projects, communications and coordination with employees, contractors and clients. Cothren is a graduate of the CNM Ingenuity Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp and is skilled in both software development and project management.



Jennifer Bishop, MD, CWS, FACS

Jennifer Bishop, M.D., CWS, FACS, a breast surgical oncologist with Presbyterian Healthcare Services, has received a three-year appointment as Cancer Liaison Physician for Presbyterian Cancer Care. Cancer Liaison Physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Bishop joined Presbyterian Cancer Care in 2016 and works primarily as a breast surgical oncologist. She has a bachelor’s degree in biological chemistry from Wellesley College; a medical degree from McGill University; and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Stamford Hospital; and completed a fellowship in interdisciplinary breast surgery at Yale University. Bishop is board certified in general surgery and is a member of the Presbyterian Medical Group Executive Council. She also serves on the American Society of Breast Surgeons Education Committee and the American College of Surgeons Young Fellows Association Governing Council.


John P. Burton

John “Jack” P. Burton has been appointed by the Uniform Law Commission to the Drafting Committee on the Relocation of Non-Utility Easements Act. Burton, a director in the Santa Fe office of Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A., has a statewide, multi-disciplined, commercial practice involving transactions, alternative dispute resolution and litigation in federal and state courts, and legislative representation.




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