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Kirtland Partnership Committee
KPC New Mexico
Kirtland Air Force Base
Kirtland Partnership Committee Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kirtland Partnership Committee
Board of Directors

  KAFB Albuquerque, New Mexico

Executive Committee

Michael Chase, Chair, KPC, Quality Assurance Manager, Chugach DOE

John Garcia, Immediate Past Chair, KPC
Director, City of Albuquerque Economic Development

Sherman McCorkle, Vice Chair and Founder, KPC Chair, Sandia Science & Technology Park Development Corp.

Chuck Lanier, Secretary/Treasurer, KPC

Steve Anaya, Executive Vice President
Realtors Association of New Mexico

Winston Brooks, Superintendent of Schools, Albuquerque Public Schools

Drew Dolan, Direct of Development, Titan Development

Chuck Duus, Site Manager/Senior Director
UTC Aerospace Systems

Bill Keleher, Esq., Keleher & McLeod PA

Mahlon Love, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

Lisa Riley, Regional President NM Wells Fargo Bank

Hanson Scott, Brig. Gen., USAF (Retired)
Director, State Military Base Planning Office

David Seely, President, Kirtland Federal Credit Union

Jim Tegnelia, Member, Defense Science Board

Gary Van Valin, Col., USAF (Retired)
Chairman, Keystone International, Inc.

Pat Vincent-Collawn, Chair/CEO/President
PNM Resources, Inc.

Stuart Purviance, Executive Director, KPC


Air Force Secretary


Ex-Officio Members (Elected)

Honorable Susana Martinez
Governor, State of New Mexico

Honorable Jeff Bingaman
United States Senator

Honorable Tom Udall
United States Senator

Honorable Steve Pearce
United States Representative

Honorable Martin Heinrich
United States Representative

Honorable Ben R. Lujan
United States Representative

Honorable Richard J. Berry
Mayor of Albuquerque

Honorable Trudy Jones
President, Albuquerque City Council

Honorable Art De La Cruz
Chair, Bernalillo County Commission

Ex-Officio Members

Albuquerque Air Force Advisory Association
Norm Churchill, President

Association of Commerce & Industry
Allison Smith, Chair
Beverlee J. McClure, President

Albuquerque Economic Development
Gary Tonjes, President

AFL-CIO New Mexico Federation of Labor
Christine Trujillo, President

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Tom Briones, Chair
Alex Romero, President

Bernalillo County
Tom Zdunek, Manager
Mayling Armijo, Economic Development, Director

City of Albuquerque
Jim Hinde, Aviation Director

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Paul Roth, Chair
Terri Cole, President

Mid-Region Council of Governments
Debbie O'Malley, Chair
Dewey Cave, Executive Director

State of New Mexico
Honorable Jon Barela
Secretary Economic Development

University of New Mexico
Dr. Robert Frank, President


Elected Officials

To "support, preserve and grow" Kirtland AFB, the Kirtland Partnership Committee
deals routinely with elected officials including:

  • The New Mexico Congressional
  • The Governor of New Mexico
  • State Officials such as the elected State Land Commissioner
  • New Mexico Legislators
  • Local Officials
  • The Mayor of Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque City Council
  • County Commission Chair and Bernalillo County Commissioners

An important element in our continuing
dialogue is the staff representing the elected officials. KPC ensures we are engaging and providing up to date information on issues of concern.

We are pleased to say that these elected officials in every instance understand the importance of Kirtland AFB to New Mexico.

Appointed Officials

KPC actively engages and communicates as required with important appointed officials including:

  • Secretary of Defense
  • Secretary of Energy
  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Secretary of the Air Force
  • Air Force Civilian Assistant Secretaries and Military Officers
  • State Cabinet Secretaries
  • Appointed Legislative Officials
  • Mayoral Agency Directors
  • County-Appointed Officials
  • And others

The KPC Board of Directors has over 100 members, including a 17-member Executive Committee.  

Additionally, elected officials including the Governor of New Mexico, the five-member New Mexico Congressional Delegation, the Mayor of Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County Commission Chair, along with the President of the Albuquerque City Council have traditionally been appointed as ex-officio members with their individual consent.

KPC Board membership is by invitation.   The KPC seeks donors as Board members whose monetary contributions help fund our work, and also individual military experts in various fields.
Additionally, Representatives of selected organizations are automatically considered members of the KPC Board of Directors by virtue of their position, and as long as they are holding those positions. 

These include entities such as the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Association of Commerce and Industry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque Economic Development, The Economic Forum, Mid-Region Council of Governments, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and other similar organizations.

KPC By-laws require one Annual KPC Board of Directors Meeting in January each year.  Additionally, there is normally a summer Board meeting held.

    KPC Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Bill Anderson, President & General Manager, KRQE-TV & KASA-TV

Chris Anderson, Vice President of Development, Forest City Enterprises

Christine Anderson, Executive Director, Spaceport America

Lynne Anderson, President, NAIOP

Del Archuleta, CEO/President, Molzen-Corbin & Associates

Loretta Armenta, State Director, Regulatory & Legislative Affairs, Century Link

Ed Baca, Lt. Gen., USA (Retired)

Wendy Baca, NNSA, Los Alamos

Bob Boedeker, Lt. Col., USAF (Retired)

Steve Bower, Col., USAF (Retired)

Dr. Fred Brown, Col., USAF (Retired)

Mike Burgess, General Manager, KOB-TV4

Joseph T. Callahan III, Brig. Gen., USAF (Retired)

Don Chalmers, President, Don Chalmers Ford

Betty Chao, Ph.D, CEO/President, Westech International Inc.

Scott Connely, CEO/President, Sandia Area Federal Credit Union

Michael J. Creedon, Col., USAF (Retired)

Dale Dekker, Principal, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Ltd.

Michael D. DeWitte, Vice President, nStone Corporation

Jim Dobbie, Senior Vice President, Hunt Development Group

Ed Dobbs, President, Premier Distributing Company

Tom Domme, Vice President & General Counsel, New Mexico Gas Company

Bruce W. Donisthorpe, VP & Business Capture Manager, Manzano Strategies

Steve Downie, President, Raytheon Ktech

Chris Dunkeson, NM Area Vice President, Comcast Cable

Mike Emerson, Vice President Business Services, NM Community Capital

Bernard F. Ely, Meridian Leasing Company
Ethan Epstein, Esq., NM Tax Credit Alliance

Jim Folkman, Executive VP, Central New Mexico Homebuilders Association

Bob Francis, Col., USAF (Retired)

John Freisinger, CEO/President, Technology Ventures Corporation

Jerry Geist, Santa Fe Center Enterprises

Ed Giller, Maj. Gen., USAF (Retired)

Earl Good, Air Force Research Laboratory (Retired)

Bob Grant, President, Grant Enterprises, Inc.

Mike Hazen, VP Infrastructure Operations & Chief Security Officer, SNL

Charles Henson, President, New Car & Truck Dealers Association

Eileen Grevey Hillson, Partner, Grevey-Lieberman Investments

Jim Hinton, CEO/President, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Martin Holland, Esq., Brig. Gen. NMANG (Retired), Holland Law

I.B. Hoover, Chairman, Business Environments

Brad Hosmer, Lt. Gen. USAF (Retired)
Hong Hou, CEO, Emcore

Christopher Jillson, CEO/President, Sandia Laboratories Federal Credit Union

Dennis Jontz (KPC Counsel), Lewis & Roca Jontz Dawe LLP.

Bob Jung, Wells Fargo Regional President (Retired)

Mike Kivitz, CEO/President, Adelante Developmental Center, Inc.

Patricia M. Knighten, Principal, PK Consulting

Greg R. Leyendecker, CEO/President, New Mexico Bank & Trust

Randy Lichtenfeld, State Vice President, University of Phoenix

Edna Lopez, CEO/President, Compa Industries

Carlo Lucero, President, Sparkle Maintenance, Inc.

Timothy D. Luddeke, Director, Strategy & Business Development, Albuquerque Field Office, ATK Aerospace Systems

Edward Lujan, Manuel Lujan Agencies

Paula Maes, President, New Mexico Broadcaster Association

Dr. Harry Magnes, CEO/President, ABQ Health Partners

Bob Martin, Brig. Gen., NMANG (Retired)

Jim McNally, Ph.D, Chairman, New Mexico Optics Industry Association

Howard Mock, Jaynes Corporation

Vicki Mora, CEO, Associated General Contractors

Bob Murphy, Executive Director, Economic Forum

John Murphy, Vice President/General Manager, Enterprise Holdings

Dan Newman, First Vice President, CB Richard Ellis

Dan Payton, Consultant

Deborah Peacock, Principal, Peacock Myers, P.C.

George Pearce, Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers

Don Power, Chair/CEO, Jaynes Corporation

Cynthia Reinhart, Chair, Economic Forum; Managing Partner, KPMG LLC

Jon (Tim) Roark, Dir. of Operations, Albuquerque Site Manager, Boeing DES

Pete Robinson, Maj. Gen. USAF (Retired)

Mary Lynn Roper, General Manager KOAT-TV 7

Kelley Salazar, Sr. Govt. Acct. Rep / Blue Cross Blue Shield

Felix Sanchez, Director Corp. Dev., Applied Research Associates

Stephen "Buzz" Sawyer, Senior Program Manager, ITT Excelis, Inc.

James Saya, Executive Director, Lewis University, Albuquerque

Dave Scott, Col. USAF (Retired)

George Stanfield, Division Executive, SW Div., Bank of the West

Ron Stern, CEO/President, Lovelace Health Systems

Chet Stewart, Chair, French Funerals & Cremations

Tony Strati, Chair, State Military Base Planning Commission

H. Tom Taylor, Maj. Gen., NMNG (Retired)

Jennifer Thomas, Chair, AED; Chair/CEO, Bank of Albuquerque

Ken Travis, Ball Aerospace

Jim Trump, Build New Mexico

Lee Trussell, Director, Entrepreneur Training, Technology Ventures Corp.

Bruce Twining, Consultant

Bob Wertheim, Chair, Charter Southwest Commercial

Honorable Heather Wilson, Heather Wilson & Company LLC.

Marla Wood, Director, Business Enterprise, ARCA

Copyright © 1998 - 2010 Kirtland Partnership Committee. All Rights Reserved.
The Kirtland Partnership Committee has no official connection with Kirtland Air Force Base or the United States Air Force.
For more information about Kirtland Air Force Base visit or call 505-846-0011.
To contact the Kirtland Partnership Committee call 505-338-2180 in Albuquerque, New Mexico or e-mail us.