Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Winter Break


This week's edition of This Is Anderson is the final installment for 2015. UNM's offices will be closed beginning on December 23, and regular hours resume on Monday, January 4. The spring semester begins January 19.

Happy holidays to those who celebrate - enjoy the break!

Anderson Student Places In Global Challenge


Anderson School of Management undergraduate student Aziz Beuliev finished sixth in a global field of hundreds in the 2015 Fall ETF Global Portfolio Challenge. Aziz will be invited along with a guest to join the contest's other top 25 overall finishers to appear at the 2106 Spring ETP Forum in New York City at the New York Athletic Club on May 6th where he can lunch and network with over 500 financial professionals and partake in the events at the nation's second-largest ETP Forum.

Congratulations to Aziz!

Aaron French Featured On KOB TV

UNM Anderson assistant professor Dr. Aaron French was recently featured on KOB TV in a segment on his new social networking app, Sociabile, designed to connect users to friends and family while maintaining privacy.

"When Facebook and Myspace, those companies really started, it was something new and everybody was jumping on board, it became the latest trend. But people didn't really understand the ramifications of it as far as privacy," Dr. French said in the feature.

The article and news segment can be found HERE. The app can be downloaded for iPhone or Android by searching for Sociabile.

EPEC Launches MBA-ED


Anderson School of Management’s Executive & Professional Education Center (EPEC) recently launched a new degree program aimed at developing strong educational leaders in the state of New Mexico. The program, known as the MBA in Education Leadership (MBA-ED), was developed in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This interdisciplinary program leverages resources from both the Anderson School of Management and the College of Education to equip students with best practices in management and education.

The MBA in Education Leadership focuses on developing organizational management skills within an education framework. “EPEC’s mission is to develop, educate, and empower leaders,” says EPEC Director Audrey Arnold. “New Mexico is full of passionate, dedicated educators who want to make a difference in their communities, their schools, and their students’ lives. Our job is to find these individuals and help them build the leadership skills that create positive change.”


Jaye Francis Receives NHI Award

Dr. Anthony Fleg, head of NHI, presents Jaye with her award.
Anderson School of Management's Jaye Francis, coordinator of both Native American Student Success at Anderson (NASSA) and the American Indian Business Association (AIBA) recently received the Loving Service Award from the Native Health Initiative.

The award is given to those whose life and work embody the concept of loving service. The individuals who nominated Jaye say that "Jaye lives for her people, her community, her family. She would do everything she can to help a student who needs guidance, a community member who is in crisis, one of her church members needing someone to sit and pray with them. She is long overdue for the NHI Loving Service Award."

Congratulations to Jaye!

Anderson Commencement Fall 2015

All are invited to join Anderson students, faculty, and staff for Fall 2015's Convocation ceremony.

The ceremony takes place on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Johnson Athletic Center, and this year's scheduled speaker is Jacqueline Baca, President,  Director and stockholder of Bueno Foods since 1986.  She is a native of Albuquerque, born to a family with multi-generational ties to New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Business Administration, both from the University of New Mexico. 

Congratulations to our Anderson graduates!

KAFB Commander Col. Eric Froehlich At Boerigter Breakfast Program

Albuquerque's Hotel Andaluz was the setting for the most recent Boerigter Breakfast Program featuring guest speaker Colonel Eric Froehlich, base commander of Kirtland Air Force Base. Col. Froehlich outlined KAFB's mission and shared his thoughts about the style, expertise, and techniques needed to lead such a large enterprise, touching on the base's economic impact on Albuquerque, core values, and why men and women choose to serve.

Col. Froehlich took command of the 377th Air Base Wing in May 2015, leading a 52,000 acre base that is the location of 23,000 military and civilian employees housing a variety of complex military missions, as well as Sandia National Laboratories and other elements of the Department of Energy.

UNM Anderson hosts the Boerigter Business Breakfast Program to present relevant topics of interest to Anderson's community of friends. The UNM Anderson Boerigter Business Breakfast Program is sponsored by the Anderson School and made possible by the generosity of George and Sibilla Boerigter and SoundOff Signal.

Anderson Alum Receives AACSB Award

UNM Anderson alum Ann Rhoades was named a member of the initial list of 100 Influential Leaders of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. UNM Anderson is among the top 20% of business schools who have earned this prestigious designation and one of only 182 schools in the world to attain both Accounting and Business accreditation through the AACSB. 

AACSB developed the Influential Leaders list as part of its Centennial Anniversary to allow accredited business schools to collectively reflect on, recognize, and celebrate notable graduates. Anderson MBA graduate Ann Rhoades is a popular, nationally recognized speaker on the subject of customer service and how to build a strong service culture.  She was part of the team that launched JetBlue and helped Southwest Airlines and Doubletree Hotels become known throughout the world for their high performing cultures. She is the founding Executive Vice President of People, JetBlue Airways and President of People Ink.  She gives back to the Anderson School through presentations and talks and is the current president of the UNM Alumni Association.

Rhoades joins an impressive Class of 2015 Influential Leaders that includes Colin Powell and Sam Walton.  The complete list of recipients can be found
HERE.

Anderson Dean Craig White says this honor reflects Ann’s influence on UNM, the Anderson School, and the broader business community: “It is a true honor to count Ann as a graduate of the Anderson School of Management. She has been an innovative force behind some of the most successful businesses of our time. Ann clearly demonstrates the positive impact possible through a business career.”

Monday, November 16, 2015

Risk In The World Economy



The FMA and IBSG are partnering with Accion New Mexico to host a discussion about risk in the world economy. Topics also include financial alternatives for communities and entrepreneurs such as microfinance and microconsignment. We cordially invite you to join us in what promises to be a fruitful dialogue. The event will be held at Accion New Mexico's new headquarters on November 23rd at 10:00 a.m.

Please email mrmonto@unm.edu for reservations. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Rich Brody At Colorado State Ethics Conference


Dr. Richard Brody was one of the guest speakers at Colorado State University's Accounting Ethics CPE Conference on November 6.

The conference featured updates on auditor independence for public company auditors, the anatomy of a fraudster, perspectives of a whistleblower, and networking with CSU alumni and other accounting professionals. Other speakers included Richard Bowen (featured on 60 Minutes), Michael Husich (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission), and Sonny Lubick, former CSU football coach.

Professional sponsors included the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, CSU Department of Accounting, Center for Corporate Financial Reporting, and the Initiative for Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting.

Visit The Netherlands!


Ever dream of visiting the Netherlands?

Join the NM Business Students group next Spring, May 22-28, 2016!

Our itinerary is amazing. Not only will we visit the Rijksmuseum and Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam, but we will also visit the flower auction and a Royal Delft Pottery workshop.  We will also take a Spido boat cruise in Rotterdam, see the famous windmills in Kinderdijk, and tour the city of Groningen on a guided bicycle tour.  And much more...Wow!

There are a limited number of spots so contact Linda Shul, adjunct faculty, if you’d like to be considered for the tour.  Prices do not include airfare, lunches, some dinners, and spending money.

Linda Shul can be reached at lshul@unm.edu.

UNM and Anderson Administrators Visit China


Anderson Dean Craig White travelled to China with UNM President Bob Frank, Dean of the School of Engineering Joe Cecchi, and Anderson Professor Robert Luo in early November.  

The group visited Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing where President Frank signed a cooperation agreement.  The signing was followed by a reception to welcome regional UNM alums and the celebrate the opening of the UNM China Representative Office.  They also flew to Xiamen to visit Xiamen University before heading to Guangzjou for more university visits.

During the trip UNM met with current partner schools and some potential new ones and explored the possibility of recruiting students in areas where UNM has some additional capacity. 

Parker Center 9th Annual Symposium a success!



Sandia Resort and Casino was the setting for the 9th Annual Symposium presented by the Parker Center for Family Business. The symposium included presentations by keynote speakers, a luncheon speaker, afternoon panel presentation with family business members sharing successes, near misses and failures, and breakout groups focusing on pertinent operational topics for family-owned businesses.

Keynote Speakers Bonnie Brown Hartley Ph.D. & Michael T. Hartley CFP, AAMS introduced THINK AHEAD: Family Enterprise Fire Drills for Strategically Integrating Contingency Planning.

The UNM Anderson Parker Center for Family Business (UNM PCFB) is a not-for-profit organization created to provide a forum that addresses critical challenges unique to family businesses, providing tools to help them succeed now and for generations to come.

Live Lobo And Prosper - Homecoming Tailgate 2015


Faculty, staff, students, and alumni all turned out to join UNM Anderson's Alumni Association for the 2015 Homecoming tailgating party on October 17th. Attendees enjoyed food from JR's BBQ and good company before going on to cheer UNM's 28-27 victory over the University of Hawaii.

Many thanks and congratulations to Darrell Garcia, Senior Alumni Relations Officer, for coordinating this successful event!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Craig White Appointed Anderson Dean For Next Three Years

After consultation with faculty and staff in the Anderson School of Management, and with the appropriate university officers, Provost Chaouki Abdallah announced today that Craig White, current interim dean will serve as dean for the next three years in order to maintain the positive momentum of the School.  Dr. White has served as the interim dean since July of 2014.

“Dr. White has successfully stepped in the leadership position after the retirement of the former dean, Douglas Brown.  I am extraordinarily pleased that during his tenure, he earned great support from the Anderson faculty and staff and that he has agreed to stay on for an additional three years so that the initiatives underway can be realized.  Of great importance is maintaining their positive accreditation status as well as construction of the first phase of their new building,” said Abdallah.

Dr. White’s teaching and research specialization is in the area of federal income taxation. He holds both a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University and a BBA from Texas A&M University.

"It has been a privilege working with the Anderson School’s faculty and staff over the past 14 months as Interim Dean," said Craig. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to now serve as Dean as we continue to focus on our core mission of management research, education, and community service.”

Dr. White’s research interests include the effect of tax incentives on business decision making, ownership of intellectual property, and business startups commercializing new technologies. His work has been published in a variety of academic and professional journals. Dr. White’s consulting work has focused on helping organizations use data to improve business decision making and to efficiently comply with accounting reporting requirements.

Dr. White's appointment was also noted in Albuquerque Business First and the Albuquerque Journal. Please click the links for more information.

Jack Stack, CEO, At Wise Pies Arena


A crowd gathered at the Wise Pies Arena to listen to Jack Stack, President and CEO of SRC Holdings Corp., discuss the beginnings of the SRC Holding Corp. along with open-book management and how it changed the culture of the workplace. SRC Holding Corp. is a manufacturing and distribution company that INC singled out as "one of America’s most competitive small companies."

Mr. Stack appeared at the arena as part of the McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series, created in 2010 by Anderson alum Sonnet McKinnon and her husband D. Ian McKinnon as an expression of their commitment to UNM and the Anderson School. The endowed lecture series is held annually to provide a glimpse into the minds of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

New Faculty At Anderson


Ethical Leadership Town Hall Meeting



Please note the change of venue, which was previously listed as the Jackson Student Center.

Stacy Sacco Boosts Jobs And Resources In New Mexico

UNM Anderson lecturer Stacy Sacco maintains the website nmnetlinks.com, a comprehensive site that includes marketing and technology job openings, job hunting information and resources, small business information, and other information of interest. Visitors to the page can also subscribe to weekly email updates for new data on New Mexico's employment opportunities.

“It opens a door to information for people to know where the jobs are,” Stacy says. “it’s so great to be able to know I made a difference because they found a job on that list, and how great is that?”

Congratulations to Stacy!


How Far Does Your MBA $$ Go?


The comparative cost of an MBA education was the recent subject of an article in Albuquerque Business First. The journal's study examined the price per credit of an MBA from the largest program in cities around the country. UNM Anderson emerged favorably in terms of cost and diversity.

The entire article can be found HERE.

Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Recognized As Superior


The Board of Directors of Beta Alpha Psi recently recognized their UNM Anderson chapter, Theta Xi, as an internationally Superior Chapter. The congratulatory letter reads, in part:  Recognition as a Superior Chapter is a significant accomplishment. Under the leadership of Ann Brooks, the Theta Xi Chapter has far exceeded the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism, and leadership. As Faculty Advisor for the chapter, Ann Brooks has provided an invaluable service to your academic institution.

Congratulations to Ann Brooks and the members of Theta Xi!

Manuel Montoya Keynote Speaker At Undergraduate Commencement

Anderson School of Management's Dr. Manuel Montoya has been chosen as the keynote speaker for UNM's undergraduate commencement on Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 06:00 pm in the WisePies Arena aka The Pit. The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony is the campus-wide graduation ceremony for Bachelor's and Associate's degree candidates from all schools, colleges, and degree programs. Degree candidates will proceed across the stage and be recognized individually.

Dr. Montoya is a professor of global structures, an interdisciplinary scholar of globalization and the factors that produce a global political economy. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a Rhodes Scholar and Truman Scholar. He is the CEO of his own global consulting firm, In Medias Res Consulting, which has provided support to global NGOs and INGOs including the United Nations and UNESCO. A native from Mora, New Mexico, he has returned to UNM because of his interest in New Mexico as a global emerging economy. He has taught a broad array of coursework from global culture and the history of economic thought to international management. His interdisciplinary training has positioned him to think critically about the circumstances that produce globalization and how nation-states interact with new global challenges.

His research focuses on the interdisciplinary origins of global culture and its impact on economic and management issues including work on human security, expeditionary and conflict economics, global culture as an intangible firm resource, expeditionary economics, global export analysis, international trade, emerging economies, and global economic sustainability. He is the faculty adviser of International Business Students Global, whose emphasis is on issues that shape the global agenda.

Congratulations to Manuel!



Parker Center For Family Business Symposium

There are still tickets available for Anderson School's Parker Center for Family Business' symposium on October 23, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Sandia Resort and Casino. Tuition remission can be utilized for this event!

The symposium includes presentations by keynote speakers, a luncheon speaker, afternoon panel presentation with family business members sharing successes, near misses and failures, and breakout groups focusing on pertinent operational topics for family-owned businesses.

Keynote Speakers Bonnie Brown Hartley Ph.D. & Michael T. Hartley CFP, AAMS will be introducing THINK AHEAD: Family Enterprise Fire Drills for Strategically Integrating Contingency Planning.

To register for the event, please click HERE. An agenda can be found HERE.

For more information contact Sonja Romero at (505) 848-1800, ext. 1668 or sonjar@modrall.com.

The UNM Anderson Parker Center for Family Business (UNM PCFB) is a not-for-profit organization created to provide a forum that addresses critical challenges unique to family businesses, providing tools to help them succeed now and for generations to come.

InfraGard NM Alliance Summit


Spend Thursday, October 22nd, at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum taking part in talks on multiple critical infrastructure topics including: Nuclear, Financial Services, Information Technology, Communications, and Emergency Management. Talk with your peers and network with critical infrastructure professionals from across New Mexico. Don’t forget to tour the museum while you’re there.

Speaker lineup includes:

Dr. Richard G. Brody:  Douglas Minge Brown Professor of Accounting at the Anderson School of Management and a Daniels Fund Business Ethics Fellow. He is a prolific author and an expert on fraud, and was honored as the ACFE's 2012 Educator of the Year.

Alan Carr:  Historian for Los Alamos National Laboratory.  During his tenure as Laboratory Historian, Carr has produced several publications pertaining to the Manhattan Project, early nuclear weapons design, and nuclear testing history.

John Jarocki:  Member of technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories where he works on cyber security research and incident response. Before Sandia, John spent twenty years wrestling with computer security challenges in a variety of Fortune 500 semiconductor firms.

Roger Ebner:  Director of the Office of Emergency Management for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mike Langner:  Broadcast Chair of the New Mexico Emergency Alert System, a volunteer position he has held for many years going back to the early days of the old Emergency Broadcast System.

The event takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and tickets can be obtained by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

P2P: Challenging Extremism Initiative



The University of New Mexico is one of 45 schools worldwide participating in the Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism initiative. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and facilitated by EdVenture Partners with other interagency governmental support, tasks student teams to create digital media content in the form of an initiative, product, or tool that empowers networks of youth to counter the social media presence and effectiveness of violent extremists' online messaging.

The Internet - and specifically social media - has emerged as one of the primary battlefields on which the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) engages with the public in order to propagate extremist narratives, build public support for extremist actions, and recruit or inspire willing participants to either travel abroad to fight or commit violent acts at home.

One of the best ways to respond to the proliferation of violent extremist content online is to mobilize individuals to create social media campaigns that counter ISIL's rhetoric and refocus attention on positive alternatives. This program seeks to be part of that solution, by empowering the very people ISIL and other violent extremist groups are trying to recruit - young people.

As part of the initiative, undergraduate marketing students in the Anderson School of Management promotion management class have formed a student-run agency to develop and implement a campaign using a $2,000 budget.

Student participants in the program are encouraged to use their creativity, digital proficiency, and expertise on their community of peers to formulate effective narratives and identify how best to motivate and encourage youth to become involved in countering violent extremism.

"The P2P: Challenging Extremism initiative is a unique opportunity for us to apply classroom learning to a real-world issue while making a meaningful impact on a global stage," said the UNM team's agency coordinator.

The program is leading towards an international competition on Jan. 14, 2016. The top three participating schools will be invited to Washington, D.C. to present their research, plan, and results to senior government officials and industry leaders at the U.S. Department of State to determine the P2P: Challenging Extremism winner. The top team will receive a scholarship prize of $5,000, followed by $3,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third.


ACFE Talk Features John Johnson

John Johnson, a portfolio manager for a Denver-based firm, plead guilty to insider-trading charges in 2013 before U.S. District Judge John Keenan in New York. Mr. Johnson will be speaking about the charges and what followed at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners lecture event on Tuesday, October 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building.

A comprehensive article on the incident can be found at Bloomberg.com.

For more information, please contact Rich Brody.

A Taste Of Anderson 2015

From left to right: Advisement staff with Associate Dean Shawn Berman and his wife Janet Holmberg;
Rick Johnson Scholarship recipients Bryan Mirabal and Joel Taylor with Anderson Ambassador Chloe Polanco;
Board chair Terri Giron-Gordon with board member Steve Griego.
Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town was the venue for A Taste of Anderson, where more than twenty culinary partners convened for a variety of innovative dishes, drinks, and desserts to benefit the students at the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Lab at the UNM Anderson School of Management and support a 2015 Rick Johnson Scholar. Guests enjoyed dishes from gourmet pizza to refreshing watermelon sorbets to small-batch IPAs and much more.

The Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Lab at UNM Anderson School of Management is the perfect pairing of outstanding education with real-world excellence. We appreciate our community partners who add to the recipe with their continued support of our educational programs.

Silverleaf Family Farms Celebrates Solar Project


USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner and Silverleaf Family Farms, LLC, invite the public to celebrate the successful completion of construction of a solar power project by Silverleaf Family Farms, using USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America (REAP) funds.

Silverleaf Family Farms was the winner of the 2015 UNM Business Plan Competition Entrepreneurial track.

The event takes place on Thursday, October 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Silverleaf Family Farms, 358 Mountain Shadows, Corrales, 87048.

Parish Lecture Series Features Subramanian Iyer

Parish Memorial Library's Fall 2015 Lecture Series features Anderson School of Management Assistant Professor of Finance Dr. Subramanian Iyer. 
Dr. Iyer will present Insider Trading: A Clear or Murky Concept? on Wednesday, October 21 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Parish Memorial Library. Learn about low and high profile (think Martha Stewart) insider trading cases, the rules pertaining to insider trading, and the latest academic research on insider trading that may help practitioners develop a good platform on insider trading.
 
The lecture is open to the public.

Faculty Brightens ReStore

Members of the Anderson School of Management faculty recently participated in their annual community service project, painting the fa├žade of  Habitat for Humanity's ReStore building at 4900 Menaul Boulevard NE. The faculty had a great time, and Habitat for Humanity was thrilled with the building's new look!

More fun photos beneath the cut.

TEDxABQ Salon


Anderson School of Management lecturer Stacy Sacco will be serving as co-curator of Entrepreneur 2.0, a TEDxABQ Salon held  on Thursday, October 8, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Albuquerque Art Museum in Old Town, 2000 Mountain Rd NW. 

The salon features inspirational TED Talks by:

• Michael Caito, CEO, Restaurants on the Run
• Gregory Frost, Jr., Executive Team, Frost Group of Companies
• Katie Snapp, Founder, Skirt Strategies: Leadership For Women
• Tamara Thorpe, Life Guide and Organizational Development Consultant
• Charles White, Successful Solo Entrepreneur


TED Video Introductions:
• Gregory Allen, Student, UNM Innovation Academy
• Angella Welcome, Coordinator, UNM Small Business Institute


The cost of the event is $20 general admission, $10 students, and includes hearty hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP online at www.tedxabq.com.  For more information, contact Stacy Sacco at sasacco@aol.com or 505-489-2311.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Apply To The Washington Campus!


In 1978, former Chief Economic Advisor to the President, L. William Seidman, and other academic, business, and governmental leaders founded The Washington Campus on the premise that all business leaders must understand the public policy process to succeed in the U.S. regulatory climate. Since then, 16 U.S. business schools have joined The Washington Campus consortium, and the Campus has offered its MBA Seminar to over 4,000 students.

The Anderson School of Management is a member of The Washington Campus, so UNM MBA students are offered this unique opportunity to study the intersection of business and the American public policy process. Sessions focus on the policy-making role of the Executive Branch, lawmaking and oversight functions of the Legislative Branch, the regulatory process, the role of the media, and the formation of economic policy. Participants also study the roles of lobbyists and special interest groups. Guest lecturers include former members of Congress, senior White House and Congressional staff, business executives, regulatory and cabinet agency executives, members of the media, and distinguished professors in academia. Throughout the week, students visit government agencies and buildings where policy decisions are deliberated.

Participants come from 16 other member universities including Arizona State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, Purdue University, and University of Texas at Austin. This program provides Anderson graduate students an excellent opportunity to network and build a strong foundation for the future.

Application Deadlines
•OCT 5, 2015 by 5:00 PM for January and March sessions
•FEB 15, 2016 by 5:00 PM for May and June sessions


Program Dates
Four one-week sessions are offered each year. Participation is limited at each session. The sessions for MBA students are as follows:
• Program Dates
•January 4-8, 2016
•March 14-18, 2016
•May 16-20, 2016


Contact Shawn Berman or Erick Rodriguez for more information.

If you are an EMBA student, you are eligible to participate in a different Washington Campus program. Please contact the EMBA Director for more information.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Rebuilding A Cultural Olympiad

Photograph of “Santa Fe International Folk Art Market” provided CC © of Denise Womack-Avila.
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is the largest of its kind in the world and serves as a shining example of social innovation and cultural entrepreneurship that is ethically engaged and sustainability-minded. In 2015, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market generated 2.9 million USD in 21 hours. 90 percent of that money returned to the 173 artists and their communities from 57 countries across six continents.

International Business Students Global (IBSG), led by Dr. Manuel Montoya, has proposed a three-day version of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market to be held during the beginning of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Dr. Montoya and his IBSG students will present on their efforts to revisit the concept of a “Cultural Olympiad” and how UNM is positioned to be the long-term leader in connecting two of the world’s largest cultural events to each other.

This event takes place on Monday, November 2 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute on 801 Yale Blvd. NE, and is free and open to the public.

For more information about this presentation, visit laii.unm.edu/events

Business Plan Seminar Series

 
 

A Taste Of Anderson


There are still tickets available for A Taste of Anderson, a gathering of the best cuisine Albuquerque has to offer!

Join us and more than twenty culinary partners for a variety of innovative dishes, drinks, and desserts to benefit the students at the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Lab at the UNM Anderson School of Management and support a 2015 Rick Johnson Scholar.

The event takes place Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town and tickets cost $125.

Click here for more information and to order tickets!


Homecoming 2015!


Please join the UNM Anderson School of Management Alumni Association on Saturday, October 17, 2015 as we cheer on the Lobos at this year’s Homecoming Football game against Hawaii.  This is a great opportunity for you and your family to reconnect with fellow Anderson alumni and enjoy the festive atmosphere of Homecoming 2015. 

Each $15 ticket purchased through the Anderson Alumni page includes a cooked on-site meal from JR’s BBQ, refreshments, and one ticket to the game.

The tailgate will be located in the University Stadium North 4 Lot (north of the track) from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the game begins at 5:00 p.m.

Parking ranges from $5 to $10 per vehicle, depending on the lot.  Parking cost is not included.

Click here to purchase your Anderson Homecoming Game and Tailgate tickets!

For more information about any of the Homecoming 2015 events, contact Darrell Garcia by email at dgarci30@unm.edu or by phone at (505) 277-6264.

McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecturer Series Presents Jack Stack

He has been called the "smartest strategist in America" by INC Magazine. Meet strategist Jack Stack on October 13, 2015 as part of the McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series presented by the Anderson School of Management.

Stack is the President and CEO of SRC Holdings Corp., a manufacturing and distribution company that INC singled out as "one of America’s most competitive small companies." The company has sales of more than $550MM per year and employs 1,400+ people. It was named one of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in America.

In his presentation Stack will discuss the beginnings of the SRC Holding Corp. along with open-book management and how it changed the culture of the workplace. He will share information from his seminars and training programs specializing in all aspects of teaching people how to implement this effective management style. Stack is the author of The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Outcome which outlines the open-book program that has been recognized by the CBS program "Eye on America", PBS "McNeill-Lehrer Report" and has received both the National Business Ethics Award and Business Enterprise Trust Award.

The McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series with Jack Stack begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m. at WisePies Arena aka "The Pit" followed by the presentation at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the reception and lecture for free; however, seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP online at http://www.mgt.unm.edu/events/ceo-lecture-series/ or contact Felicia Rodriquez at (505) 277-1504 or by email at feliciar@unm.edu.

The McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series was created in 2010 by Anderson alum Sonnet McKinnon and her husband D. Ian McKinnon as an expression of their commitment to UNM and the Anderson School. The endowed lecture series is held annually to provide a glimpse into the minds of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Jacqueline Baca Named Fall 2015 Commencement Speaker

Jacqueline Baca, President of Bueno Foods, will be the keynote speaker at UNM Anderson's Fall 2015 Convocation ceremony.

Jacqueline Baca has been President, a Director and a stockholder of Bueno Foods since 1986.  She is a native of Albuquerque, born to a family with multi-generational ties to New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Business Administration, both from the University of New Mexico. 

Under Ms. Baca’s leadership, the company has become a successful, professionally-managed organization, attaining 98% name recognition in the New Mexico marketplace, and increasing its sales thirteen-fold and employment five-fold.  She leads the team that has expanded distribution beyond New Mexico and throughout the United States.  She has guided the company through three major expansions in the South Barelas Industrial Park in her family's original neighborhood and under her leadership, the company has developed an excellent reputation for its products and service, as well as its reputation as a desirable place to work.

Jacqueline Baca has a personal goal to help provide educational and job opportunities to disadvantaged and minority persons.  She accomplishes this through her business activities as President of Bueno Foods and through her community service. 

The Fall 2015 Convocation takes place on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Johnson Athletic Center.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Parker Center Presents 9th Annual Symposium

The Anderson School's Parker Center for Family Business is presenting a one-day symposium on October 23, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Sandia Resort and Casino.

The symposium includes presentations by keynote speakers, a luncheon speaker, afternoon panel presentation with family business members sharing successes, near misses and failures, and breakout groups focusing on pertinent operational topics for family-owned businesses.

Keynote Speakers Bonnie Brown Hartley Ph.D. & Michael T. Hartley CFP, AAMS will be introducing THINK AHEAD: Family Enterprise Fire Drills for Strategically Integrating Contingency Planning.

To register for the event, please click HERE. An agenda can be found HERE.

For more information contact Sonja Romero at (505) 848-1800, ext. 1668 or sonjar@modrall.com.

The UNM Anderson Parker Center for Family Business (UNM PCFB) is a not-for-profit organization created to provide a forum that addresses critical challenges unique to family businesses, providing tools to help them succeed now and for generations to come.

EMBA Information Session


In 2012 Omar Samra became the first Egyptian and youngest Arab to climb Mt. Everest. When he speaks about his ascent, he says that at some point your ONLY focus is your next step. It takes all your strength, all your resolve, and all your heart to take that next step. In that moment you must be bold.

So, what's your next step? Perhaps you're returning to school after starting a family. Perhaps you've decided to stop living your life to someone else's standards and begin building your own dream. Or maybe you're finally going to ask for that overdue promotion.

This fall, consider joining us at an Information Session and learn how an Executive MBA can help you be bold and transform your world.

To register, please click HERE. For more information about the EMBA program, please visit epec.unm.edu.

Federal Elections Commission Chair Speaks At Anderson


The UNM Department of Political Science and the Student Center for the Public Trust, in cooperation with the Thornburg Foundation, recently presented a conversation with Ann Ravel, Chair of the Federal Elections Commission at the Anderson School of Management on Friday, September 18.
 
Ravel discussed the impact of money in politics, touching on its occurrences at the federal level, how the lack of transparency in donations can lead to corruption, the cost to the public, and what needs to be done to address this problem.  It’s a problem that is also felt here in our state. The Washington Post reported that a 2012 report from the Center for Public Integrity gave New Mexico a grade of D-. This lack of integrity has a lasting impact on every New Mexican.

The Federal Election Commission is an independent regulatory agency created to administer and enforce campaign finance laws in the U.S.  Ravel was appointed in 2013 to the commission by President Obama.   She served as the head of the California Fair Political Practices Commission where she conducted a year-long investigation into ethics and conflicts of interest related to the methods used by political campaigns, office holders and political officials to extort money and contributions from local businesses.

Business Plan Competition Winners Featured In Albuquerque Journal


The Albuquerque Journal recently featured Business Plan Competition winners Mother Road Mobile Canning in an article written by Kevin Robinson-Avila. The article is reprinted below in full with the permission of The Albuquerque Journal.

Robert A. Lenberg, 1928-2015

Professor Emeritus Robert A. Lenberg passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015.

The funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- El Dorado Ward, 4109 Eubank Blvd, Albuquerque, NM, US, 87111.

Interment will take place at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124.

Tributes may be left at the Daniels Family Funeral website HERE

The Anderson School of Management offers condolences to Dr. Lenberg's family and friends.

Visit The Netherlands!


Ever dream of visiting the Netherlands?

Join the NM Business Students group next Spring, May 22-28, 2016!

Our itinerary is amazing. Not only will we visit the Rijksmuseum and Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam, but we will also visit the flower auction and a Royal Delft Pottery workshop.  We will also take a Spido boat cruise in Rotterdam, see the famous windmills in Kinderdijk, and tour the city of Groningen on a guided bicycle tour.  And much more...Wow!

There are a limited number of spots so contact Linda Shul, adjunct faculty, if you’d like to be considered for the tour.  Prices do not include airfare, lunches, some dinners, and spending money.

Linda Shul can be reached at lshul@unm.edu.

Dr. Luo Named Journal Co-Editor

Dr. Xin [Robert] Luo has been invited to serve as a co-Editor in Chief for International Journal of Accounting and Information Management starting in January 2016. Dr. Luo has accepted this invitation and encourages Anderson School of Management faculty members to contribute to this cross-disciplinary journal in the near future. 

Congratulations to Robert!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Computer Forensics Workshop At Anderson


UNM recently hosted an intensive workshop in computer forensics in Anderson School of Management's computer lab.  The primary audience was New Mexico law enforcement personnel, but other participants included personnel from KAFB and graduate students from WNMU and UNM.  Over 40 people registered for the workshop, funded by an NSF grant. John (Drew) Hamilton, Associate VP for Research at Mississippi State University, is the principal investigator.  Cooperating institutions included WNMU, UNM, and the New Mexico FBI Regional Computer Forensics Lab.

The Daily Lobo featured the workshop in an article; read about it HERE.

All The Queen's Horses


The UNM Student Center for Public Trust will be hosting the documentary All the Queen's Horses as well as a panel discussion on Rita Crundwell, the comptroller and treasurer of the city of Dixon, Illinois, accused of stealing $53 million from city funds during the decades she held the role, using the money to support a lavish lifestyle and hundreds of championship horses.

The event takes place on November 10 at 5:00 PM at the Jackson Student Center.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Sawayda at jjmarie@unm.edu.

ALPFA Scholarship Awards


For more information please contact ALPFA faculty advisor David Cavazos at dcavazos@unm.edu.

Manuel Montoya To Speak At Alliance For Artisan Enterprise Launch

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, a collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues for the U.S. Department of State, is a global platform to promote artisan enterprises with a specific focus on women artisans and their families. Over the past three years the Alliance has grown to over 60 members including artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, foundations, NGOs, international organizations, and governments.
 
To scale the impact of the Alliance, the U.S. Department of State will launch the Global Campaign for the artisan sector on September 10, 2015. The event will provide a combination of high visibility media engagement, high level speakers, innovative solution-finding sessions, and a multimedia competition to engage a wide variety of audiences to scale artisan initiatives.
 
Dr. Manuel Montoya has been invited to speak at the campaign launch. Dr. Montoya is passionately committed to the growth of artisan enterprise. This summer, he and a group of students from IBSG traveled to Rio de Janeiro to present a proposal to Rio's Olympic committee in support of the establishment of a folk art market during the Games in order to sustain traditional arts and boost the local economy. Dr. Montoya will be speaking on the general significance of the creative economy as a part of the world economy, and then will talk about the Olympic folk art market concept developed by IBSG.
 
Congratulations to Dr. Montoya!

A Taste Of Anderson


Tickets are still available for A Taste of Anderson! This event, held to benefit the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Lab, features a variety of delectable food and drink offered by innovative Albuquerque culinary establishments.

A Taste of Anderson takes place on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Tickets cost $125 per person and can be purchased online or by contacting Felicia Rodriquez at feliciar@unm.edu or (505) 277-1504.

Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets online.

In Memoriam: Daniel Michael Slate

Anderson School of Management remembers Dr. Daniel Michael Slate (1930 - 2014), Anderson professor emeritus.

Dr. Slate earned his BS in Psychology, and his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington. A veteran of the United States Naval Reserve, Dr. Slate joined the faculty of Anderson School of Management in 1967. He was active in community service, serving on the boards of Catholic Social Services, the Nob Hill Main Street Association, and Carrie Tingley Hospital's Strategic Planning Committee among other non-profit concerns. He served as a consultant to various state agencies, professional organizations, and research corporations, and published several books and monographs on economics and marketing. He was a member of the American Economic Association, the American Society for the Advancement of Sciences, and was recognized in American Men of Sciences and Who's Who in American Education.

Former students remember Dr. Slate as a memorable and insightful instructor who had a profound influence upon their lives. Professor Emeritus Dr. Allen Parkman recalls that Dr. Slate was a charismatic teacher, and he was instrumental in his hiring in 1975.

More tributes can be seen here.