Alan LaSeck, Renay Moya, Lisa Adkins, Auri Vigil and Deborah Breitfeld

2018 has been a year of growth, innovation, celebration, and networking for NMTC and its members! From blockchain, cybersecurity, and big data analytics, to software development, 3D printing, 5G, and fiber. Impressive and exciting! New Mexico private companies, FatPipe NM, Sandia National Laboratories/Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)/Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and UNM/NMSU/New Mexico Tech, among others, are revolutionizing technology in our state, while growing a skilled workforce, and creating economic base jobs, of which we are grateful. 

In 2019, NMTC will continue its work promoting and highlighting technology innovation while providing quality events with professional networking; workforce development programs and resources; and legislative advocacy related to issues important to growing New Mexico businesses. 

The NMTC staff could not perform this important work without our Community Partners, Members, and Board of Directors. The commitment and dedication shown by each of you is invaluable, and greatly appreciated. Please encourage your colleagues, business associates, partners, and vendors, to join NMTC, and participate in our exciting organization. Our major Community Partners include Deloitte, AFRL, LANL, Comcast, APS, CNM, Descartes LabsNusenda, PNM, U.S. Bank, and – Thank you! 

NMTC is fortunate to have an exceptional Board of Directors who provide leadership, guidance, and participation in our organization and associated program of work. Thank you to Curt Schatz, who served as Chair for the past two years, and Sheila Mendez our incoming Chair for 2019! Consummate professionals and thought leaders compose the NMTC Board of Directors. Thank you all for your continued leadership of NMTC! 

With workforce as a near and dear subject to all involved with NMTC, we have continued our partnership with TechHire NM, a USDOL grant funded program, to provide job training funds and resources for applicants interested in skills-based training, and employers with open positions and needs for technical training for existing employees. Please contact us with openings, or training needs, so we can connect you with an available financial and labor resource! 

If you are a new member or want to get more involved in the coming year, there are many opportunities to do so! Consider nominating an outstanding woman in technology for our Women in Technology Celebration (WIT) in March, attending peer group meetings and other events, or signing up as an event sponsor; many opportunities available for excellent visibility and recognition among hundreds of attendees and participants!  

Wishing you a very happy holiday season, 

Deborah L. Breitfeld, CEcD

Executive Director 

New Mexico Technology Council