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Briefcase: Promotions, hires and more


Michelle Hernandez

Modrall Sperling is pleased to announce that Michelle Hernandez has been elected to the firm’s Executive Committee; and that Daniel Alsup has been re-elected to a second term on the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee includes the firm’s Executive Director and seven shareholders, charged with overseeing and directing the firm’s activities and goals.

Hernandez is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She is a former chair of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, having served on its board of directors since 2013. She was also the regional president for the Hispanic National Bar Association from 2015 to 2019.

Daniel Alsup

Alsup is a member of the firm’s Public Finance Group. He advises clients regarding a wide variety of public finance transactions and matters, including general obligation and revenue bonds, industrial revenue bonds, special district formation and financing, tax exempt and taxable loans, permissible uses of bond proceeds, post-issuance disclosure compliance and bond election procedures.




Sean Martinez

Sean Martinez has joined the Bank of Albuquerque as a senior vice president, commercial banking relationship manager. Martinez, who has 20 years of experience in the banking industry, will be responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of more complex relationships, managing risk and being actively involved in the community. He has a bachelor’s degree in financial management from New Mexico State University. Martinez also currently serves on the board of directors for the American Lung Association-New Mexico and is a council member of the United Way of Central New Mexico-Hispano Philanthropic Society. His previous board service includes HELP–New Mexico Inc., where he was the community services block grant board chair and also as a state board member.


Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Future Fund has elected officers and board members to its 2021 board.

New officers elected are John Michael Ordorica, Moss Adams, chair; Amanda Aragon, NewMexicoKidsCAN, chair-elect; and Kelcy Flanagan, New Mexico Society of CPAs, secretary.

New board members elected include Adam Alvarez, PNM’s Regulatory and Policy Group; Nina Chavez, Teach for America New Mexico; Chauna King, the Forensic Firm; and Anthony Ortiz, Southwest Capital Bank.

Commercial Real Estate Women New Mexico has elected new 2021 officers and board directors.

New officers elected are Alex Pulliam, NAI Maestas & Ward, president; Kelly Mancha, Southwest Insurance Group, past president; Bobbie Kay Nelson, Nelson & Company, president-elect; Erin Gomez, Rio Grande Credit Union, treasurer; and Kate Potter, Colliers International, secretary.

Board directors elected are: Lorena Chavez, Capital CDC; Dena Crain, Menicucci Insurance Agency; Jessica Kuhn, Enterprise Bank & Trust; Cynthia Meister, NorthMarq; Kelly Schmidt, SVN/Walt Arnold Commercial Brokerage; and Ron Sisneros, ISHC Inc.; and historian Kathleen Gallegos, U.S. Bank.

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