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

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 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 or contact Felicia Rodriquez at (505) 277-1504 or by email at

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

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

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

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

ALPFA Scholarship Awards

For more information please contact ALPFA faculty advisor David Cavazos at

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 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.

Suleiman Kassicieh Interviewed For New York Times

Distinguished Professor Suleiman Kassicieh was recently interviewed by the New York Times for a feature on EnChroma spectacles, lenses originally developed for surgeons but subsequently discovered to frequently correct colorblindness. Dr. Kassicieh remarked on public reluctance to accept new technology. 

The article can be found HERE.

Congratulations to Dr. Kassicieh!

Presentation: USPIS

The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; enforce the laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and ensure public trust in the mail.

On Tuesday, September 8, U.S. Postal Inspector Ryan Calvert gave a presentation to Dr. Rich Brody's class about the Postal Inspection Service:  who they are, what they investigate and internship opportunities available for UNM students with the USPIS.  Dr. Brody said the talk was well received and several students have already expressed interest in the program. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Business Plan Competition Kickoff

Ever wonder what the next innovative startup out of UNM will be?

The 11th Annual UNM Business Plan Competition kicked off on Thursday, September 10 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Jackson Student Center.

Current students across all UNM schools and colleges, including graduate, undergraduate, as well as alumni who have graduated since January 1, 2010, are eligible to compete. Teams can include an experienced partner or mentor from the business or investment community. Team registration, "Intent to Present," is open
until February 2, 2016; however, it is recommended that teams organize during fall semester in order to be well-prepared for the competition on April 8, 2016.

Please click HERE for more information.