October 7, 2015, by Steven Romero, Development Officer, via email
Doug Nordquist visited students in the Accounting and Information Systems Department at NMSU on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
Nordquist currently works with Sandia National Laboratories as a Senior Project Manager.
His family moved to Las Cruces when he was young because his father worked as a meteorologist at White Sands Missile Range. He graduated from NMSU in 1985 with a Bachelors of Accountancy and again in 1987 with a Masters in Accountancy.
Doug knew from the time he was very young that he wanted to be a tax accountant, and he has enjoyed the processes and challenges of his career in that field. He has a vast amount of experience in both the public and private sectors, but one of the most rewarding experiences he has had was serving on the board of a non-profit organization.
He advised students to get involved in giving back to the community — especially by giving their time. He was able to develop his interpersonal skills and lead people through influence. Doug emphasized how interpersonal skills are an important element for career advancement and urged students to develop those skills as early as possible.