Promoting New Mexico's economic growth through focused advocacy of economic development issues and providing networking, professional development, education, and training opportunities for its members.


NM IDEA advances the profession of economic development in New Mexico by:

  • Providing a forum for the interchange of ideas and stimulating cooperation among its members.

  • Disseminating information on the most recent practices and techniques in economic development.

  • Establishing, maintaining, and communicating a code of ethics.

  • Assisting the NM Legislature, as well as local governments, with formulating economic development policies.

  • Upgrading skills and knowledge needed for success in the economic development field.

NM IDEA Board of Directors

2020-2022 Executive Board

Raymond Mondragon, President

Leo Baca, President-Elect

Richard Anklam, Treasurer

Melinda Allen, Secretary

Eileen Yarborough, Past President

District Directors

I      Eileen Yarborough

II     Vangie Trujillo

III    Mary Homan

IV    Chase Gentry

V     Cassie Arias

VI    Laurie Anderson

VII   Eric Montgomery

At-Large Directors

Leo Baca

Myra Pancrazio

Danielle Casey

Raymond Mondragon

Richard Anklam

Warren Unsicker

Therese Rivera

Rob Wachter

Kristen Gamboa

Emily Gojkovich

Ex-Officio Directors

Jon Clark

Melinda Allen