Briefcase: Promotions, hires and more

PROMOTIONS

John “JD” Keller has been named senior vice president of Comcast’s Mountain West Region. This region encompasses New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Tucson and parts of Idaho. Keller received his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. He served in several senior leadership roles in the security service industry before joining Comcast as senior vice president for the Comcast Twin Cities Region, where he worked for four years. In his new role, Keller will be responsible for customer experience, sales, operations and financial performance for the region.

 

Dave Lynch

Dave Lynch has been named state president for the American Association of Retired Persons New Mexico. Lynch has served as the AARP Las Cruces president since 2015. He also served for several years on the AARP Executive Council, a volunteer advisory board to the AARP state office. In this new role he will now manage the executive council. In 2018, Lynch was inducted into the AARP New Mexico Hall of Fame for his work in Las Cruces. In 2020 he was named in the New Mexico Andrus Award for Community Service, the state’s top volunteer award. As state president, Lynch hopes to expand AARP’s presence in smaller towns across New Mexico.

WELCOME

Marian Lucero-Garcia

Marian Lucero-Garcia has been hired as the director of contact center services at LQ Digital’s new Albuquerque location. Albuquerque-born Lucero-Garcia has more than 12 years of experience leading contact centers, and has led teams of more than 300 employees. She previously worked as a service operations manager at Convergy’s Corp. in Rio Rancho and for Concentrix in Las Cruces as site director. LQ Digital is a digital marketing firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Lydia Ninham

Lydia Ninham has joined New Mexico Voices for Children as a state tribal policy fellow through the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Ninham received her juris doctor and an Indian law certificate from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She also has a master’s in social work and a bachelor’s in American Indian studies from the University of Minnesota. She is originally from Minnesota and previously worked with American Indian students in Minneapolis Public Schools. Ninhman interned with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, focusing on American Indian mental health policy, and has also interned with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Southwest Regional Office in Albuquerque. She is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation and a direct descendant of the Red Lake Nation.

 

Alex McCausland

Alex McCausland has been hired as the graphics and social media manager at New Mexico Voices for Children. McCausland is from California and moved to Albuquerque in 2019 to complete his bachelor’s degree in English and journalism at University of New Mexico. McCausland worked as a freelance photographer at the Deli LA, a Los Angeles-based music magazine, and as editor-in-chief of the Daily Lobo at UNM.

APPLAUSE

Dave Giddens

George “Dave” Giddens has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This is Giddens’ ninth year of recognition by the organization. He earned both a bachelor’s degree and juris doctor from the University of Kansas. Giddens has been practicing law since 1983 and is the founder and managing shareholder of Giddens + Gatton Law, P.C., and focuses primarily on commercial real estate and bankruptcy law in Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Clovis, Rio Rancho, Roswell and Santa Fe.

 

 

ETC.

Burt & Company CPAs, LLC, has announced the acquisition of Gordon and Hale, PC, CPAs. Gordon and Hale has been providing a wide range of tax, accounting, payroll and consulting services in Santa Fe for 42 years, and will continue after the acquisition. Burt & Company will be bringing on six Gordon and Hale team members, including the firm partners, the firm administrator, a part-time tax preparer and two bookkeepers.
Anpao Duta Flying Earth has joined the All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center board of directors. Flying Earth is executive director for the NACA Inspired Schools Network, which assists communities in implementing structures of Ingenuous education.
Andrea Garcia has joined the All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center board of directors. Garcia works as a the company creation specialist at the New Mexico Start-Up Factory I, II and III, where she works with entrepreneurs and scientists to help commercialize their innovations, create investable companies and secure funding. 
Pamelya Herndon has joined the All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center board of directors. Herndon is the newly elected state representative for District 28 and also works as the president/CEO of the KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change, a nonprofit law center focused on advocating for the rights of women, children and families. The state representative seat was vacated when Melanie Stansbury was elected to the U.S. Congress.
Dr. Heather Ouellette has joined the All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center board of directors. Ouellette is a board-certified pediatrician and works as a medical reviewer for Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Arlene Espinoza-Armijo has joined the All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center board of directors. Espinoza-Armijo is the director of development for the University of New Mexico Foundation’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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