Sept. 24, 2004 by Jeany Llorente NMSU News Center
Tony P. Trujillo of Silver City, Trevor R. Loy of Santa Fe and Sherman McCorkle of Albuquerque have been selected to serve on New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center Inc. board of directors.
The selections were announced and approved by the NMSU Board of Regents during its September meeting.
“The Arrowhead Center is fortunate to have three outstanding New Mexico business leaders serve on the board,” said Garrey Carruthers, dean of the College of Business Administration and Economics and vice provost for economic development. “The Board of Regents at NMSU expressed their pleasure that we were able to recruit such talent to the Arrowhead Center board.”
Trujillo, a 1975 graduate of Western New Mexico University (WNMU), is director of government relations for the New Mexico Operations of Phelps Dodge Mining Co. The Silver City resident has been with Phelps Dodge since 1976 and has held several positions with the company before assuming his current position in 1994. Trujillo is a regent at WNMU, a board member of the Association of Commerce and Industry and a member of the 1999 class of Industry and Leadership New Mexico.
Loy, who received a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from Stanford University, is the managing director and founder of Flywheel Ventures in Silicon Valley. He established the firm’s current headquarters in Santa Fe in 2000. During his career, Loy has founded, managed, advised, invested or otherwise participated in the growth of more than 20 technology ventures. He also has dedicated substantial time and resources to several entrepreneurial efforts in the nonprofit and educational domains. He is a board member of the Gap Fund at Stanford University and on review committees for the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Association and the National Association of Seed Venture Funds.
McCorkle, an honors graduate of the Colorado Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado, is president and chief executive officer of Technology Ventures Corp. and has served in this capacity since the company’s inception in 1993. He is founder and charter director of New Mexico Bank and Trust, and serves on the boards of the United Way of America, the National Jewish Medical Research Center and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. McCorkle has received the Arthur Spiegel Lifetime Achievement Award, the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award and the Martin Luther King Freedom Award. He was president and CEO of Sunwest Credit Services Corp., and a founder and charter director of Plus System Inc., the world’s largest retail electronic banking corporation.
The Arrowhead Center, which will partner with New Mexico laboratories and other institutions of higher learning, will help create jobs, enhance student education, recruit and retain faculty, and connect ideas to capital. The center will provide support and direct innovators to the appropriate resources depending upon where the client is in the process. It also will provide Innovation Project Teams composed of students, faculty and technical advisers who will analyze business opportunities and begin planning.