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, 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

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

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.


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  For more information, contact Stacy Sacco at or 505-489-2311.