September 15, 2010 by Justin Bannister, NMSU News Center
Business leaders Arturo D. Jurado and Bill Myers will be inducted into New Mexico State University’s College of Business Hall of Fame Sept. 24.
Additionally, NMSU professor emeritus John Loveland will receive the college’s 2010 Traders Award and New Mexico Mutual will receive the 2010 Corporate Traders Award during the hall of fame ceremony.
Arturo Jurado, president of Jurado Farms, studied business administration and in 1966 became the first of 12 family members to earn a diploma from NMSU.
His family expanded their agricultural enterprise, beginning with cotton, alfalfa and vegetables, and later branching out into the processing and fermentation of pepper mash.
Millions of pounds of cayenne peppers are grown and processed at their three facilities.
The family also owns a transportation company, rental properties and a land development company.
Bill Myers is president and chief operating officer of Starz Entertainment, LLC and Starz Media, LLC.
At Starz Entertainment, Myers is responsible for all day-to-day operations including sales, marketing, programming, engineering and IT.
At Starz Media he oversees all live action television programming development, production and sales as well as IT and marketing.
Myers holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from NMSU and began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick.
John Loveland is a professor emeritus at NMSU’s College of Business.
He served the university for 36 years as a professor of management, department head of management and director of key college programs in the College of Business.
Loveland received his bachelor’s of business administration in 1960 and MBA in 1965 from Texas A&M University.
He completed his Ph.D. at Arizona State University in 1970 with a focus on management and quantitative methods and marketing.
New Mexico Mutual is the largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance in the state of New Mexico, providing workers’ compensation insurance to New Mexicans for 20 years.
It was selected by New Mexico Business Weekly as a 2009 Corporate Hero for charitable giving and as one of the Best Places to Work in New Mexico.
It was also honored as a 2008 winner of the New Mexico Ethics in Business Award. New Mexico Mutual employs more than 100 individuals who provide workers’ compensation insurance to more than 8,000 businesses across the state.
The NMSU College of Business Hall of Fame was established in 1997 to honor outstanding business college alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. The Traders Award, named for the statue in the College of Business plaza, recognizes friends of the college who are not NMSU alums.