Dennis Burt is the founder of Burt &Company CPAs, LLC, a full-service accounting firm that has been in operation for 21 years. Mr. Burt has more than 10 years of public accounting experience and has provided consulting services for a broad array of retailers, manufactures and service organizations. He was appointed as a Special Master in accounting and tax matters and is a member of the New Mexico Estate Planning Council. He has also served as an expert accounting witness. Mr. Burt holds an MBA in Business Management from Eastern New Mexico University and a BBA in Accounting from the University of New Mexico. He has been a licensed CPA in New Mexico since 1974 and a licensed Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) since 2000.
Angel Reyes has been the president of Centinel Bank of Taos since 2003. Prior to that time, he was the bank’s chief financial officer for five years. Born and raised in Taos, Mr. Reyes graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute as the ranking cadet. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management and received his graduate degree from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. Mr. Reyes has served as a board member of the New Mexico Bankers Association and was chair of the Taos Community Foundation.
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John Sanchez was born and raised in Albuquerque. He can trace his public service roots to his great-great grandfather who was a territorial legislator from San Miguel County in 1860. Lt. Governor Sanchez was elected as councilman for the Village of Los Ranchos in 1997 and served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002. In 2005, he was recognized as one of the top 40 Most Influential Hispanics in the country. The Lt. Governor has diverse business interests and has maintained a New Mexico real estate license for over 20 years. He and his wife, Debra, founded, own and operate a business that has twice been named Small Business of the Year. The company has operated continuously for more than 28 years, employs 25, has sales totaling almost $100 million and has completed almost 30,000 contracts.
A native New Mexican, Hector Balderas was raised by a single mother in the small village of Wagon Mound. He was the first person from his community to earn a law degree, which he received from the University of New Mexico School of Law. After law school, Attorney General Balderas followed his passion for public service, working as an assistant district attorney for Bernalillo County and as a special prosecutor for domestic violence cases in New Mexico’s Fourth Judicial District. He served as a state representative from 2004 to 2006, and during his first legislative term, was elected state auditor. At the age of 33, he became the youngest Hispanic statewide elected official in the nation. Attorney General Balderas has been recognized by the State Bar Association for his efforts to reform the criminal justice system, and was honored by Carolyn Kennedy as the recipient of the 2010 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. In addition to being licensed to practice law in New Mexico, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Tim Eichenberg was raised in Albuquerque and graduated from the University of New Mexico. He operated a small business in Albuquerque for more than 30 years working as a property tax consultant, certified appraiser, general contractor and real estate broker. Treasurer Eichenberg’s public service career began in 1974 when he was elected Bernalillo County treasurer. He was appointed as the New Mexico State Property Tax Director in 2004. In 2008 he was elected to the New Mexico State Senate and served on the Public Affairs and Judiciary committees; he also chaired the Restructuring Committee and the Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee. In 1994, he was elected to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority Board, a position he still holds today.
Randy McMillan established NAI First Valley Realty, Inc. in Las Cruces in 1979 and is president of the organization. In addition to his management and ownership responsibilities, Mr. McMillan is a top producer for NAI First Valley and one of the top commercial real estate brokers in Southern New Mexico. He holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and a Society of Industrial and Office Realtor (SIOR) designation. Mr. McMillan works closely with Mesilla Valley Economic Development as a member of their leadership board. He was instrumental in bringing several large employers to the Las Cruces area including CVS Drug Stores, Mountain View Medical Center and Automated Thermal Processing.
Steven J. Smith has been involved with multifamily housing in New Mexico for more than a decade. He owned and managed a 78-unit apartment community in Albuquerque and was the executive director for the Apartment Association of New Mexico from 2005 to 2009. He also served on its board of directors from 2010 to 2013. Prior to his career in real estate, Mr. Smith spent 25 years as a healthcare executive. He was the president and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare, a four-hospital system in Albuquerque. Mr. Smith holds an MPA in Healthcare Administration and a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California. He has served on several boards including the UNM Anderson School of Business, CNM Foundation, Catholic Foundation and the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers.