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Membership Development Committee

Attracting new members and supporting member retention is the primary focus of the membership development committee.
Belia Alvarez
Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces
Johnny Riley
Johnny Riley
Jennifer Lazarz
City of Gallup
Tourism and Marketing Manager
I'm originally from Chicago and have a diverse background in both arts, arts management, and business. I served as business manager for two locations of Chicago's premiere dance school Chicago Dance for three years, managed my own private voice studio for 9 years, and have maintained a professional classical music singing career for over 15 years.  I have managed multiple music festivals, most notably the Sherrill Milnes and Friends Programs, the Savannah Voice Festival, and the Land of Enchantment Opera.  I spent two years as the manager of the historic El Morro Theatre in downtown Gallup, New Mexico, and have for almost a year served the City of Gallup as the head of the Tourism department.
Christine Robertson
Fort Marcy Hotel Suites
General Manager
Ed Pulsifer
La Fonda On The Plaza
Director of Sales
Edward Pulsifer- Director of Sales, La Fonda on the Plaza- Ed is a Native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque. He has over thirty two years of hospitality experience in New Mexico.
Felicia Yates
Heartland Payment Systems
Senior Product Advisor
I'm the Payroll Sales Manager for Heartland Payroll for New Mexico and West Texas.

I currently reside in the Albuquerque Metro area, but have clients throughout the State of New Mexico, and West Texas

I possess over 20 years in the Commercial Business insurance sector, and worked for large brokerage firms in Chicago, and segued into Payroll, HR and Workforce Capital several years ago, when I moved to New Mexico.

My interests extend to culinary arts, travel and dance. 

I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you for coffee and learn more about YOU.

Thank you.




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