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Briefcase: Promotions, hires and more

PROMOTIONS

Shani Harvie

Shani Harvie has been named into the newly created position of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion coordinator (JEDI Coordinator) for the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Harvie will be responsible for connecting minority-owned businesses and community organizations in underserved communities with economic development programs, resources, and opportunities. Harvie, a graduate from UNM Anderson School of Management, has served as Secretary Alicia J. Keyes’ executive assistant since 2019 and most recently created and delivered a two-part online workshop, Miniseries for Business Owners of Color, with a focus on financing opportunities through small-scale alternative financial institutions and other business resources. Harvie also staffed the Governor’s Council for Racial Justice.

David Long has been promoted by Zia Trust, Inc., to chief executive officer. Long previously was the vice president and senior trust officer at the company. He has extensive experience in trust administration and estate settlement.

WELCOME

Isaac Leon

Isaac Leon has joined Sutin, Thayer & Browne as an associate attorney practicing primarily in the areas of taxation and general business. Prior to joining Sutin, Leon worked for an Albuquerque law firm where he drafted, negotiated and finalized stock and asset purchase agreements with ancillary documents on both the buyer and seller sides. He reviewed and revised construction contracts, drafted various corporate documents including operating agreements with comprehensive buy-sell provisions, redemption agreements, loan and security agreements and self-directed IRA LLC operating agreements, along with researching corresponding tax issues. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from New Mexico State University; a master’s degree in business administration and a law degree, both from the University of New Mexico; and is presently working on his Tax LL.M. with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Graduate Tax Program.

Robert James Donachie Jr.

Robert James Donachie Jr., M.D., has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a board-certified gastroenterologist and internal medicine physician. Donachie opened his private gastroenterology practice in 1987. He then founded and was acting president at Texas Endoscopy, LLC., a surgery center development and operations company. He has a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in biology from Tulane University; a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston; completed an internal medicine residency and completed a gastgroenterology fellowship, both at the University of Texas Houston Affiliated Hospitals. Donachie has also been a board member serving on multiple committees including Dallas County Medical Society, Legacy Healthcare Group, Genesis Physicians Group and Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physician Executives and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Anne Mallory

Anne Mallory has joined The Hartman + Majewski Design Group as a project coordinator. Mallory has 25 years of experience supporting architectural project teams. She is currently collaborating on several major housing, government and health care projects.

ETC.

Dan Arvizu

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu has been named to Board of Directors of the Border Industrial Association. The move will allow both the BIA and the NMSU system to better leverage their respective economic development operations in support of the regional economy. Headquartered in Santa Teresa, the Border Industrial Association is an industrial advocacy organization that focuses on improving the business environment for its members and the region. Arvizu has served as the NMSU chancellor since 2018. He previously served for more than a decade as the eighth director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., and is currently director emeritus. Arvizu, a native of Alamogordo, was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to serve on the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation, for a six-year term. He was subsequently reappointed by President Barack Obama in 2010. He was twice elected NSB chair by his peers, testifying annually on the National Science Foundation’s budget before Congress.

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