The following speakers presented at the 2021 UNM Business and Economic Summit on January 12, 2021. Click the names below for the bio of the speaker.
Keynote Speaker: Michael Crow, Ph.D., President, Arizona State University
Dr. Michael M. Crow is an educator, knowledge enterprise architect, science and technology policy scholar and higher education leader. He became the sixteenth president of Arizona State University in July 2002 and has spearheaded ASU’s rapid and groundbreaking transformative evolution into one of the world’s best public metropolitan research universities. As a model “New American University,” ASU simultaneously demonstrates comprehensive excellence, inclusivity representative of the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the United States, and consequential societal impact.
Lauded as the ”#1 most innovative” school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2020), ASU is a student-centric, technology-enabled university focused on complex global challenges related to sustainability, economic competitiveness, social embeddedness, entrepreneurship and global engagement. Under Dr. Crow’s leadership, ASU has established twenty-five new transdisciplinary schools, including the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and launched trailblazing multidisciplinary initiatives including the Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and important initiatives in the humanities and social sciences.
Other Speakers Include (Click to see bio):
Mayor Timothy M. Keller, City of Albuquerque
Garnett S. Stokes, Ph.D., President, University of New Mexico
Rob Black, President & CEO, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Ted Abernathy, Principal & Founder, Economic Leadership
Dan Arvizu, Ph.D., Chancellor, New Mexico State University
Van Romero, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, New Mexico Tech University
Colonel Eric Felt, Ph.D., Commander of the Phillips Research Site & Director, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Kelly D. Hammett, Ph.D., Director, Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Thomas (Thom) Mason, Ph.D., CEO of Triad National Security & Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Scott Aeilts, Associate Labs Director and Chief Financial Officer, Sandia National Laboratories
Jon Clark, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development
Mitzi Montoya, Ph.D., Dean, Anderson School of Management, UNM
James Holloway, Ph.D., Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, UNM
Lisa Kuuttila, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer, UNM Rainforest Innovations
Tracey Bryan, President/CEO, The Bridge of Southern New Mexico
Richard Anklam, President, New Mexico Tax Research Institute
Mathis Shinnick, CEO, OptiPulse, Inc.