Press release: Clovis woman among governor’s appointments

SANTA FE – Governor Susana Martinez announced today that she has made four appointments to the New Mexico Partnership.

Tom Hutchinson of Las Cruces is currently the president of La Posta Group, the vice-president of MCBE Partners, and chairman of the board for Citizens Bank of Las Cruces. He served as a commanding officer in the U.S.

Naval Reserves from 1986 to 2002. Hutchinson serves as a board member for the New Mexico Restaurant Association, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, the Las Cruces Forum, the GLCCC Government Affairs Issues Committee, Groundwork Dona Ana, and is a Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer. Hutchinson received a B.S. in Operations Analysis/General Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and received a M.S. in Systems Analysis and Management from George Washington University.

Don Power of Albuquerque is the president and CEO of Jaynes Corporation. Power began at Jaynes Corporation in 1969 as a member of Laborer’s Local #16, working his way up from formsetter, laborer, and concrete estimator, to vice-president, and finally president. He is a member of Albuquerque Economic Development, American Marketing Association, Economic Forum, Executive Growth Council, and National Association of Industrial and Office Parks. Power holds a B.A. in History and Geology from theUniversity of New Mexico and an E.M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management.

Lisa Hardison of Hobbs is the president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County. Prior to her current role, Hardison served as the Dean of Extended Learning at New Mexico Junior College. She is a member of the Eastern New Mexico Development Association, the Association of Commerce and Industry, New Mexico Idea, New Mexico Rural Forum and International Economic Development Council. Hardison holds a B.S. from Lubbock Christian University, as well as a M.A. and a Doctor of Education in Education Administration/Community College Leadership from New Mexico State University.

Lisa Dunagan of Clovis is the vice-president of First Community Bank, a subsidiary of U.S. Bank. Prior to this, Dunagan was the senior vice-president of Wells Fargo Bank for the surrounding Clovis area. She is currently the Clovis MainStreet board president and serves on the Clovis/Curry County Chamber board of directors. Dunagan holds an associates degree in business administration from the Clovis Community College and received a graduate degree in banking from the University of Colorado- Boulder.