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The 2016 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards have announced the winners of the Distinguished Nurse of the Year Award; and the Friend of Nursing Award.Connie Fiorenzio, executive director of NurseAdvice New Mexico, has been named the Distinguished Nurse of the Year.
Ingrid Hendrix, the nursing services librarian at the Health Sciences Center Library and Information Center, and also a principal lecturer at the School of Medicine at UNM since 2001, received the Friend of Nursing Award.
Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico has announced the winners of its annual Excellence in Construction Awards. They are:
• Commercial: under 25,000 sq. ft. – Enterprise Builders Corp. for the Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless First Street Campus expansion.
• Commercial: over 25,000 sq. ft. – HB Construction for the Monte Vista HB headquarters.
• Renovation: under 25,000 sq. ft. – Klinger Constructors LLC for the Old Santa Fe Inn renovation.
• Renovation: over 25,000 sq. ft. – BRYCON Corp. for the Skorpios Technologies Tenant improvement.
• School – Thompson Construction Inc. for the new 6th-grade building and fine arts complex at Ernie Pyle Middle School.
• Churches – HCI LLC for the Church on the Move.
William “Rock” Collins, president and COO of CSI Aviation, has received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, St. Olaf College. Collins, currently a major general in the Marine Corps Reserve, graduated from the Minnesota college in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and religion.
Susan Sanchez has earned the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) designation from the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA). Sanchez is affiliated with the Aztec Animal Clinic.
Corrine L. Holt, Esq., of Allen, Shepherd, Lewis & Syra, has been named the 2016 Young Lawyer of the Year by the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association. She received the award in recognition of her exemplary achievements in the legal profession.
Brenda Begley has joined Clear Channel Outdoor Americas as vice president of sales for the Albuquerque market. Begley has 29 years’ experience in media, and previously worked as field marketing manager for Dreamstyle Remodeling and as the advertising director for the Albuquerque Journal.
Denise M. Chanez, an attorney and director at Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb PA, has been appointed to United Way’s Hispano Philanthropic Society as a council member. Chanez is also the president of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association and was recently honored as the 2016 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of New Mexico.
Jeremy Flattley has joined FootPrints Home Care as a care supervisor. Flattley has extensive experience in customer service.
Ric Romero has joined boomtime as vice president of sales. Romero has extensive experience in sales, and previously worked as director of sales for Sonic SEO and as the vice president of sales for Directory Plus.
Dianne Ledesma has joined New Mexico Mutual as director of provider network, relations and quality. Ledesma has 25 years’ experience in the health care industry, and previously advised health care executives as the owner of an independent health care consulting, credentialing and medical billing firm. She also worked at several local health care organizations, including Women’s Specialists of New Mexico, where she was the director of business services, and as the administrator at Cardiac Care Consultants of New Mexico. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.
Comfort Keepers of Santa Fe has hired three new staff members. They are:
Theresa Vigil, full-time scheduling coordinator. Vigil has 29 years’ experience in the medical field, including in administration, as a medical assistant and as a caregiver.
Bea Johnson, client care manager. Johnson previously was a teacher and principal for a private school in Santa Fe, and also worked as a caregiver for 12 years.
Diane Padilla, client care manager. Padilla previously worked as a patient medical coverage coordinator at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.
Isleta Resort & Casino has promoted two staff members. They are David Moran, general manager of the hotel at Isleta Resort & Casino, and Malcom Grubbs, director of facilities maintenance.
Mike Gorman has been promoted by Sandia Laboratory FCU to vice president of payment services. Gorman has worked for the credit union for 13 years, and previously was the compliance officer and treasury management officer. He has a bachelor’s degree in technology and also serves as an ambassador for Albuquerque Economic Development.
Bonnie Pepin has opened a Farmers Insurance office at 3736 Eubank NE, Suite A. Pepin provides insurance products for everything clients need. For additional information, call 505-998-7245 or email bpepin@farmers agent.com.
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