Christine Dupnik Aguilera (’86)
Christine Aguilera serves as the President of SkyMall, a position she has held since October of 2003. Ms. Aguilera joined SkyMall in February of 1997 and during her tenure has held a variety of positions, including positions with general management as well as financial and operational oversight. She has previously served as the Vice President of Business Development, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel.
From 1992 until joining SkyMall, Ms. Aguilera was an attorney in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona practicing in the areas of corporate and securities law, including most recently at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP. From 1986 until 1989, Ms. Aguilera served as a Certified Public Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, CPA’s (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).
Ms. Aguilera received bachelor degrees in accounting and finance from New Mexico State University in 1986 and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1992. Ms. Aguilera is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Ms. Aguilera serves on the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Association.
Aguilera is a 1986 Accounting and Finance graduate from NMSU and a 1992 university of Texas Law School Graduate.
Roy W. Mall (’83)
2007 Hall of Fame inductee Roy W. Mall, a Crimson Scholar, graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Accountancy.
Roy Mall is President and CEO of Lava Flow Ventures, LLC, a California Corporation that owns the territorial franchise rights to most of the State of California for Maui Tacos, a Restaurant Franchise that originated in Hawaii. To date, Lava Flow owns and operates two restaurants in Northern California.
Mall provides Strategic Consulting Services to full service Mortgage Banks in Northern California and also provides Strategic Business Consulting Services to companies in Northern California.
He is also Co-founder and Manager of Deep River Ventures, LLC in Northern California. By primarily investing in later stage companies, Mall and Deep River have made nine separate equity investments to date totaling approximately $60 million.
Prior to Deep River Ventures, Mall was Director of Acquisitions and Corporate Development at The Money Store. He was also responsible for all acquisitions sourcing, development, due diligence, pricing and valuation, negotiations, contract development and execution for the Company.
Roy has a beautiful wife Michelle and two fraternal twin daughters.
Dr. Edward Lujan
Edward Lujan, a graduate of New Mexico State University, received his BS in Agriculture and a Masters Degree in Education.
In his early career Dr. Lujan was a school teacher in Stanley, New Mexico, and in Santa Fe. In 1960 Dr. Lujan began working in the family’s insurance business and in 1968 relocated to Albuquerque, to run Manuel Lujan Agencies, now the second largest independent agency in New Mexico.
In 1998 Edward Lujan was honored to be named outstanding Alumnus by the College of Agriculture at New Mexico State. In 2000 Edward Lujan received an Honorary Doctorate from New Mexico State University.
Dr. Lujan has been married to Virginia for 53 years. They have four children, Lou Anne Byrd, Larry, Jerry, and Joe Lujan. Edward and Virginia have 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Dr. Jim Bullock
Dr. Jim Bullock holds a BSBA and an MBA Degree from the University of Arkansas and a PhD. from Oklahoma State University. Jim is a professor and Department Head Emeritus in Accounting and Information Systems. Dr. Bullock taught and held many administrative posts at NMSU for 24 years.
Among his accomplishments at NMSU Dr. Bullock received the Ralph B. Crouch Award, the NMSU/First Light Federal Credit Union Faculty Award for Service, and the Business College’s most popular Professor and Teacher of the Year Awards.
It was under his leadership that the Master of Accountancy Program was created and implemented in 1982 and that the Bachelor and Master of Accountancy Programs were awarded initial accreditation by the AACSB in 1993.
Dr. Bullock and his wife, Wanda celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in September of 2007. They have two children: Paul of Las Cruces and Rebecca Reeves of Phoenix, Arizona.