Visiting Mentors

Our students were mentored by these generous individuals who gave their time to share their industry expertise, provide personal career experiences and career guidance, communication and successful leadership styles, and much more. There are also opportunities to meet one-on-one with aspiring entrepreneurs at NMSU’s Arrowhead Center.


MentorsNameTitle/OrganizationYears Mentoring
Christine Aguilera

Christine Aguilera

Aguilera, Christine
('86)
President
SkyMall
SP 2013
Bill Allen

Bill Allen

Allen, BillPresident & CEO
Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce
SP 2015,
FA 2015
Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria

Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria

Arrieta-Candelaria, Carmen
('87)
CFO
City of El Paso
SP 2013
Bailey, ScottFarm Credit of NMSP 2017
Lee Ellen Banks

Lee Ellen Banks

Banks, Lee Ellen
('88)
Controller
Varay Systems
SP 2013
Kevin Boberg

Kevin Boberg

Boberg, KevinVP-Economic Dev.
NMSU
SP 2015
Ken Bouyer

Ken Bouyer

Bouyer, KenErnst & Young
Americas Dir. of Inclusiveness Recruiting
SP 2013
Adrian Brito

Adrian Brito

Brito, Adrian
(‘04)
CPA, Tax Partner
Lauterbach Borschow & Company
SP 2016
Craig Buchanan

Craig Buchanan

Buchanan, CraigPresident
Las Cruces Area Market, U.S. Bank
FA 2014
Buckingham, StuartVP Southern US Operations
Steel Energy Services
SP 2017
William Burke, owner of Burke Insurance Group, LLC, in Las Cruces, NM, speaks to College of Business Ambassadors on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Anthony Casaus)

Wil Burke

Burke, WillOwner
Burke Insurance Group, LLC
SP 2016
Camuñez, DinoFounding president; CEO of First Western TrustSP 2017
Cantrell, WillFarm Credit of NMSP 2017
Garrey Carruthers

Garrey Carruthers

Carruthers, GarreyPresident
NMSU
FA 2013
SP 2015
SP 2016
Leslie Cervantes

Leslie Cervantes

Cervantes, LeslieChief of Staff
Las Cruces Public Schools
FA 2013
SP 2015
Mike Cheney

Mike Cheney

Cheney, MikeMarket President
WestStar Bank
FA 2013
Christopher, RuthSenior VP & CFO
Citizens Bank of Las Cruces
FA 2013
Coffeen, KelleyCookbook author, entrepreneur & food consultantSP 2014
Bill Connor

Bill Connor

Connor, BillManager, Customer Contact
El Paso Electric Company
SP 2016
Dolores Connor

Dolores Connor

Connor, Doloresformer City Councilor;
Mayor ProTem, City of Las Cruces;
business owner
SP 2016
Phillip Cook

Phillip Cook

Cook, PhilipExecutive VP/CFO
Samson Resources
FA 2013
 
John Cordova

John Cordova

Cordova, John
('81)
 Director
Sports Transaction Management
The Coca-Cola Company
SP 2014
FA 2012
Danny Crow (Partner; Williams, Crow, Mask & Company LLP; San Antonio), COB alumnus-BA in Accountancy (’69), and his wife, Kathy Crow, visited the College of Business on November 17-19, 2016. Crow spoke to the Beta Alpha Psi accounting student organization on November 17, and to Delta Sigma Pi student members over lunch on November 18. Anthony Casaus hosted the Crows in Club 27 on November 19 for the NMSU vs. Texas State University football game. (Photo by Anthony Casaus)

Danny Crow

Crow, DannyPartner
Williams, Crow, Mask & Company LLP
San Antonio
FA 2016
Ammu Devasthali

Ammu Devasthali

Devasthali, AmmuNumerous non-profit boards; founded and funded multiple charitable organizationsSP 2015
 
Julie Dill, Dean Carruthers

Julie Dill, Dean Carruthers

 Dill, Julie
 ('81)
President & CEO
Spectra Energy Partners Group
FA 2012
Pete Domenici

Pete Domenici

Domenici, PeteFormer U.S. SenatorSP 2009
 
Jack Domme, Dean Carruthers

Jack Domme, Dean Carruthers

Domme,  Jack (John Christopher)
('85)
CEO
Hitachi Data Systems
FA 2012
Mike Drexler

Mike Drexler

Drexler, Mike
(’87)
CPA; Partner
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
FA 2015: Video
Perry Elders: Dec 19, 2012

Perry Elders

Elders, Perry
('84)
 Executive VP & CFO
Ray McDermott, S.A.
FA 2012
FA 2014
SP 2014
SP 2017
 
Carl Everett

Carl Everett

Everett, G. Carl
('74)
Corporate Advisor &
Venture Capital Consultant
 FA 2012
Jon Forrest

Jon Forrest

Forrest, JonPresident & CEO
OneEighty
SP 2013
Howard Funchess

Howard Funchess

Funchess, HowardChief Financial Officer
Laguna Development Corp.
FA 2014: Video
French, ElizabethRelationship Manager
Ag New Mexico Farm Credit
FA 2016
Marcelino Gomez

Marcelino Gomez

Gomez, MarcelinoAssistant General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel Salt River
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
SP 2015: Video
SP 2017
Brad Gordon

Brad Gordon

Gordon, Brad
('78)
Business Leader & EntrepreneurSP 2014
FA 2013
SP 2013
FA 2010
Hamilton, KarenRisk Manager
MountainView Regional Medical Center
FA 2013
Margaret Hardin

Margaret Hardin

Hardin, Margaret
('94)
President
Munchkin, Inc.
SP 2013
Matt Heidelbaugh

Matt Heidelbaugh

Heidelbaugh, MattSIOR, CCIM
Executive Dir.,
Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc.
SP 2014: Video
Henry, Cyndi

Henry, Cyndi

Henry, Cyndi
(‘88)
CPA, Shareholder
Lauterbach Borschow & Company
SP 2016
James Hoffman

James Hoffman

Hoffman, JimDean
College of Business
FA 2014
Berna Holzman

Berna Holzman

Holzman, BernaSouthwest District Manager
Greater NM Community Banking
Wells Fargo & Company
SP 2013
FA 2012
Courage Idemudia

Courage Idemudia

Idemudia, CourageSW District Manager
South Western Border
NM Community Banking district
Wells Fargo Bank
FA 2014
Mary Kipp

Mary Kipp

Kipp, MarySenior VP, General Counsel
& Chief Compliance Officer
El Paso Electric
SP 2013
Jessica Lin

Jessica Lin

Lin, JessicaOperations Support Manager
Federal Reserve Bank-Dallas
SP 2014
Larry Lujan

Larry Lujan

Lujan, Larry Chairman
HUB New Mexico
FA 2013
Bobby Lutz

Bobby Lutz

Lutz, Bobby
('73)
Investment broker, Investor
& 2012 COB Executive in Residence
FA 2013: Video
FA 2012
SP 2017
Josh Lyon

Josh Lyon

Lyon, Josh
('11)
Co-owner
Insta-Copy Imaging
FA 2015
 
James Lyons

James Lyons

Lyons,  James
('85)
Chief Underwriting Officer
Mountain States Insurance Group
FA 2012
Scott Maloney

Scott Maloney

Maloney, ScottCEO & Co-Founder
Seed Worthy
FA 2015
Gary Mallory (Owner/CEO of Heads Up Landscape Contractors, Albuquerque) speaks to students in Jim Hoffman’s Management 448 Business Consulting Class on November 14, 2016. (Photo by Anthony Casaus)

Gary Mallory

Mallory, GaryCEO/Owner
Heads Up Landscape
FA 2016
SP 2014
Mares-Edens, LupeManager-Public Affairs
Federal Reserve Bank
of Dallas-El Paso Branch
SP 2014
Martinez, Bobby Owner, Desert Sun Motors dealerships:
Alamogordo, Roswell, Española
SP 2017
Tony Martinez

Tony Martinez

Martinez, Tony Director
Community Engagement
Molina Healthcare of New Mexico
Video: FA 2015
Bill Mattiace, owner of Adventure Travel and Cruise Center and former Las Cruces mayor, speaks with COB Ambassadors on March 18, 2015. (Photo by Steven Romero)

Bill Mattiace

Mattiace, BillDirector
NM Border Authority Board
SP 2015
Ross McCallister

Ross McCallister

McCallister, RossOwner
Mc Companies
Fall 2016
SP 2016
Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy

McCarthy, TomManaging Dir.
Jones Lang LaSalle
FA 2013: Video
McRoberts, MelissaRegional College Recruiter
GEICO
FA 2013
Travis Melham

Travis Melham

Melham, Travis
('02)
Senior Dir. of Finance
St. Joseph’s Medical Group
SP 2013
Merhege, KevinAssistant VP
Citizens Bank
FA 2013
Eddy Mindlin

Eddy Mindlin

Mindlin, EddyIndependent Sales RepresentativeFA 2014
Preston and Elaine Mitchell

Preston and Elaine Mitchell

Mitchell, Preston & ElaineOwners
The Hatch Chile Store
FA 2014
Ken Miyagishima

Ken Miyagishima

Miyagishima, KenMayor
Las Cruces
SP 2016
SP 2014
Paul Mondragon

Paul Mondragon

Mondragon, Paul
(’91)
Corporate Relationship Manager
BBVA Compass Bank
SP 2015: Video
FA 2015: Video
Alejandro Morales (Senior Project Manager-Human Resources, Tesoro Corporation; San Antonio), COB alumnus-MBA (’95), speaks to students in James Bishop’s Management 347 Functions and Processes class and to the Management 309 Human Behavior/Organization class on November 17-18, 2016. (Photo by Anthony Casaus)

Alejandro Morales

Morales, AlejandroSenior Project Manager-HR
Tesoro Corporation
San Antonio
FA 2016
Doug Nordquist

Doug Nordquist

Nordquist, Doug
('85, '87)
Senior Project Manager
Sandia National Laboratories
FA 2015
Michael Nunez

Michael Nunez

Nunez, Michael
('83)
CFO
University Medical Center-El Paso
SP 2013
Ottino, JoLouCorporate Branding Specialist
HALO Branded Solutions
SP 2013
Penn, JacobFarm Credit of NMSP 2017
Blas Pina

Blas Pina

Piña, Blas
(’85, ’88)
Director of Fuels Trading,
Constellation Energy Gas Choice, Inc.
SP 2016
Porter, AlFarm Credit of NMSP 2017
Eric Powell

Eric Powell

Powell, EricRetired Sr. Tax Attorney
Exxon Mobil Corp.
SP 2014: Video
Ermelinda Quintela

Ermelinda Quintela

Quintela, Ermelinda
('88, '94)
Assistant VP
NMSU Auxiliary Services
FA 2015
Tony Ramirez

Tony Ramirez

Ramirez, TonySupply Chain Logistics Consultant
C.H. Robinson (Fortune 200 company)
SP 2015
Marisa Reynolds

Marisa Reynolds

Reynolds, MarisaExecutive VP-Retail Banking
First National Rio Grande Bank
SP 2015
Roberts, DamianFarm Credit of NMSP 2017
Roberts, RichardSenior Manager
Corporate Risk & Benefits
Ensign-Bickford Industries
FA 2013
Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

Rogers, Mike
(’73)
Vice President, Strategy
& Business Development
True Influence
FA 2015: Video
Russell, WarrenSenior VP
Ag New Mexico Farm Credit
FA 2016
Jennifer Sandoval

Jennifer Sandoval

Sandoval, JenniferCo-owner/Operator
Hines Construction Company
FA 2015
Gerrie Santos

Gerrie Santos

Santos, GerrieVice President-Corporate Risk Management
Parsons Corporation
2014 NMSU Risk Manager in Residence
FA 2014
Bill Sheriff

Bill Sheriff

Sheriff, BillRetired Entrepreneur & CEO
Brookdale Senior Living
SP 2014
Tom Shockley

Tom Shockley

Shockley, TomCEO
El Paso Electric Co.
SP 2013
Donna Stryker

Donna Stryker

Stryker, DonnaSenior VP
First New Mexico Bank
SP 2014
FA 2015
Sullivan, ShaceyFarm Credit of NMSP 2017
Adolpho Telles

Adolpho Telles

Telles, Adolpho
('71)
Retired
KPMG
FA 2012
SP 2013
Villa, MichaelOffice of Emergency Management
Doña Ana County
& the city of Las Cruces
FA 2013
Charles Wagner

Charles Wagner

Wagner, CharlesOwner
Wagner Financial Services, LLC
FA 2015
Kerry Weems

Kerry Weems

Weems, KerryCEO
TwinMed
SP 2015
White, JohnClaims Adjuster
GEICO
FA 2013
Williams, ScottSr. VP, Caiman EnergySP 2017
Jon Willis

Jon Willis

Willis, JonFA 2009
Herb Wimberly

Herb Wimberly

Wimberly, HerbFormer long-time coach
NMSU Golf Team
Missouri Valley Conference Coach
of the Year (6 times)
Big West Conference Coach of the Year
FA 2011 Recognition
Stephen Wolslager-cropped 1359757374-1feb2013-webWolslager, Stephen
('99)
President
Wolslager Foundation
SP 2013
Peyton Yates

Peyton Yates

Yates, PeytonYates Petroleum Corp.
& 2009-2010 COB Executive in Residence
SP 2009
Yung, MartinArea President
HUB International
FA 2013