Ambassador Debbie McLarty
Owner/Operator Rapid Refill Ink & Toner
3410 Hwy 528 NW/Suite-105
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Debbie is the owner of Rapid Refill Ink & Toner. She started Rapid Refill to help companies find a less expensive alternative to manufacturer brand ink and toner that has the same high quality. Rapid Refill provides services to large corporations, small and medium businesses, school systems and consumers. Prior to Rapid Refill, Debbie was the Senior Vice President of Reimbursement and Government Relations at Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. a $1.9B publicly traded company.
Ambassador Cuyler Pagano
1 Internet Marketing
PO Box 46142
Rio Rancho, NM 87174
I love networking and helping people connect with customers and potential business contacts. I help build and grow SMB's web presence through diverse and custom online marketing. Increasing web traffic and organic search placement through search engine optimization and pay per click advertising. Fundraising and helping strengthening the local community through active involvement and volunteering wherever and whenever possible!
Ambassador Shawn Gale
Corp. Membership Relations Manager for Defined Fitness
5850 Eubank NE Suite B-20
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Office (505) 349-4444
Cell (505) 379-4373
I support our many corporate partners (including the GACC) in their effort to keep their companies healthy, happy and productive. With 4 locations so far in the Albuquerque metro area, we are able to provide fitness options for everyone. With over 150,000 square feet of facilities including pool, group fitness and personal training; we have what your company needs to decrease corporate healthcare costs and improve your bottom line. Voted Best Health Club in 2011!
Ambassador Keith Powell
Owner of Keith Powell Business Revivalist
2444 Floral Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Keith Powell has crisscrossed the globe from Bangkok to Cannes, Rio de Janeiro to Vancouver, presenting programs both internationally and domestically. Keith is sought after for his knowledge of trends and how they affect our thinking, selling, marketing and living. Keith is interviewed and featured regularly in magazines highlighting his tips and techniques on how to make your business standout in the crowded marketplace. Keith is known as The Business Revivalist with topics presented in a manner that is lively, informative, content rich and presented with style.
Ambassador Jim Hilber
Regional Manager for Certified Payments Professional
4801 Lang Avenue NE, Ste 110
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Jim is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is proud to be serving the clients of the state and southwest for more than two decades. He helps protect NM businesses by being the states’ first and only Certified Payments Professional (CPP).
As a Sales Director for Direct Connect, Jim considers himself an educator in his profession. He enjoys training and managing representatives while continuing to balance a personal portfolio of clients. His success lies in bringing the major benefits of the industry to the local merchant. He never lets the thought of a sale get in the way of what is best for our clients.
Ambassador Martha Powell
Independent Wine Consultant
As a representative of a selection of handcrafted, limited production wines, we specialize in delivering guided in-home or in-office private wine tastings. I can also assist with gift baskets, personalized labeled wine and other corporate gifts. WineShop at Home offers the most innovative consumer wine tasting experience, buying convenience and wine career opportunity. We also foster the education, enjoyment and healthy consumption of wine and foo
Ambassador Steve Reimann
Sales Manager KNKT FM / KLYT FM
4001 Osuna Rd. NE
Albuquerque NM, 87109
Office (505) 344-9146
Fax (505) 344-9193
Steve started “DJing” at Roller Rinks (CA & NM) in the 80s. At KLYT 88.3 FM in Albuquerque during the mid to late 80s as Music Director and Morning show host. Graduated from the Christian Broadcast Academy in Albuquerque in 1985. Stations include KLYT (Albuquerque,NM) KKIM (Albuquerque, NM) KKCJ (Cannon A.F.B. / Clovis, NM) KPKJ (Mentmore / Gallup,NM) KKJY (Albuquerque,NM), KNKT (Albuquerque, NM) and WNDZ (Portage, IN / Chicago, IL), WYLL (Des Plaines / Chicago, IL). Since '96 Mornings on KNKT 107.1 FM in Albuquerque, NM until March of 2014 when I accepted the position as KNKT Sales Manager.
Ambassador Mary Ann Burmester
Attorney with NM Divorce & Custody Law LLC
2727 San Pedro NE #114
Albuquerque NM, 87110
Office (505) 881-2566
Mary Ann has practiced law for over 25 years, in the private, public and non-profit sectors. She founded NM Divorce & Custody Law LLC in March 2014, a boutique domestic relations law firm that represents clients throughout the state. Prior to that, she was a partner / shareholder at Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A. She focuses on couples going through “divorce in the golden years”, property & debt allocation when family-owned businesses are part of the divorce, grandparents raising grandchildren, and educating engaged couples about community and separate property, and child custody and support matters, after they tie the knot.
In October 2014, Mary Ann became a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – a national organization of attorneys recognized by their peers and judges as being a leading practitioner in the area of family law. She is also trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of the International, New Mexico, and Albuquerque collaborative practice groups. Not all cases need to go to court. Mary Ann serves as a mediator or Settlement Facilitator, as well as a litigator.
Previous professional experience includes serving as the Deputy Litigation Director, Private Attorney Involvement Coordinator, and Managing Attorney (Las Vegas office) of New Mexico Legal Aid. Before that, she served as the Managing Attorney of the Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program (LREP) and the Director of the Public & Legal Services Department of the State Bar of New Mexico, during which time she earned her M.A. in Gerontology. From 1997-2005, she had her own firm, Baker-Randall & Associates, which served family law clients throughout the state.
Mary Ann earned a Dual B.A. at Rice University in 1984; her J.D. at Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1987; and a M.A. in Gerontology at Webster University in 2007. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico - School of Law (Family Law drafting). She serves on the Boards of the State Bar of New Mexico’s Family Law Section (Chair 2014) and Elder Law Section (Chair 2014), and regularly speaks at CLEs and professional trainings.
A member of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, she serves as a volunteer Ambassador. She also regularly attends events of Women Make a Difference. She is divorced, with one adult son.
Ambassador Trace Sanchez
Mortgage Professional for Century Bank
8220 San Pedro Dr. NE, Ste 200
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Trace Sanchez was born and raised in New Mexico. He has worked in the mortgage industry for over 17 year and his experience includes processing, servicing, managing, and originating residential mortgage loans. His commitment to excellence in service will ensure a smooth and professional transaction. Trace can be found at Century Bank located at 8220 San Pedro Drive NE, Albuquerque NM. He can be reached at 505-238-5952.
Ambassador Tina Varela
Loan Officer State Employees Credit Union of NM
3451 Candelaria NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Office 505-884-0128 Ext. 3601
I currently work at State Employees Credit Union for the past 11 years and have experience in operations, management and lending areas. Member service is very important to me and I enjoy helping our members in all financial areas to ensure they receive all the services we have to offer. I educate our members to gain knowledge in order to make the best choices for themselves and their family’s financial future. State Employees Credit Union fundraises annually for the Children’s Miracle Network, raising thousands of dollars for UNM Children’s Hospital which I continue to stay actively involved with every year. We also are leading a fundraising campaign this year for the Cancer Associations that I look forward to participating in as well.
I have served as one of State Employees Credit Unions facilitators for the past 2 years with The Pacific Institute, Inc. Investment in Excellence program that SECU offers all their employees. Investment in Excellence was founded by Lou Tice and he designed this program to build your understanding, with a structured process of how your mind works and how you can control the way you think to achieve success in any part of your life that you desire. I am so thankful for the opportunity to participate in this program which has help me personally in many areas of my life and to be able to share that with others is very rewarding.
I have been involved in many areas of my community including involvement in the Valencia County Chamber of Commerce, volunteering with the Handicapped, being a companion for the sick at San Juan Regional Medical Center, collecting donations for St. Martin’s Hospitality Center (homeless shelter) and The Great Southwest Civitan District. The Civitan organized a Starry Night Gala for a fun filled evening to raise money for the Center for Development and Disability and Camp Rising Sun, a local camp for children with Autism.
I have been involved with the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce since April 2013. I have stayed involved with GACC by attending numerous Ribbon Cuttings, Shakers and Stirrers and Business after Business events. This has allowed me to have a great awareness of the different businesses in the Albuquerque area and the ability to create business contacts and friends. I look forward to being an Ambassador as this will allow me to have more involvement in the local community. I look forward to working with my entire fellow Ambassadors and GACC.
Ambassador John Reimann
Account Manager for Fast Park and Relax
2801 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque NM, 87106
Office (505) 242-5181
Fax (505) 243-0580
Cell (505) 261-7836
Fast Park and Relax is an offsite airport parking company offering convenient car to airport terminal service- no walking, no waiting equals no worries. I specialize in Business to Business sales promoting the "Relax for Rewards" parking plan which saves you money. www.thefastpark.com/marketing/albuquerque/jr16corp.html
Ambassador Wayne Overall
Owner of Wayne's Automotive
3900 12th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Fax (505) 275-6050
Cell (505) 345-5928
Wayne has been in the Auto Repair business for 36 years. He started in California as a teenager then moved to New Mexico and worked for other shops. He just recently opened his business in December, 2008 started humbly as a 2 car garage and by March, 2011 he expanded into a 6 bay shop and had to hire mechanics to better service his ever growing customer base!!
Ambassador Cynthia Nagel
Financial Advisor for Waddell & Reed, Inc.
6301 Indian School Blvd NE Suite 500
Albuquerque NM, 87110
Office (505) 888-7944
Fax (505) 884-8484
Cynthia has been in the financial services industry for 20 years and securities licensed for 18 years. She works with business owners, non-profits as well as individuals to design strategies for a successful financial future that is tailored to their specific goals and values. She is passionate about educating her clients in a way that is understandable and achievable, whatever their situation.
Ambassador Terry Bierwirth
Account Executive KOB-TV
4 Broadcast Plaza SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Mobile: 505-379-2253 (call or text)
Terry Bierwirth is an Account Executive for the NBC television affiliate, KOB-TV. As a professional advertising executive, Terry is passionate about helping business market their products and services to consumers and the general public. Terry has more than 25 years of advertising and marketing experiences in media sales. She is an excellent resource for all things media and would be happy to share her knowledge and ideas with you.
Ambassador Reschonda Taylor
Business Rental Sales Executive for Enterprise Holdings
4740 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Reschonda Taylor is a Business Sales Executive for Enterprise Holdings LLC, which includes Enterprise, National, and Alamo car rental. Reschonda provides cost saving solutions for transportation and travel needs for all types of businesses. She specializes in mileage reimbursement alternatives, home city accessibility, counter bypass efficiency at airports, and green compliance with alternative forms of transportation.