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Business people, April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

Mark Hodde is the new chief advancement officer at United World College-USA in Montezuma, outside Las Vegas, N.M. He will manage all aspects of giving, alumni relations and communications to fulfill the school’s Davis Family Challenge Grant and build the foundation for a future capital campaign. Hodde previously was director of strategic partnerships at Orthodox Christian Charities. Hodde has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

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Daniel Crupi started March 14 as only the second executive director of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Crupi succeeds Gregory W. Heltman, who founded the Santa Fe Symphony and served as its executive director for 34 years before retiring in May. Crupi comes to Santa Fe from North Carolina, where he served as chief operating officer of the Greensboro Symphony from 2016 to March 1 and previously was that orchestra’s director of development and public relations.

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The Lensic Performing Arts Center has established a new Community Council to guide the organization as it develops new and better ways to serve Santa Fe residents. The council will meet four times a year and submit recommendations to Lensic leadership. Council members are co-chairs JoAnn Balzer and Lisa Enfield; Russell Baker, executive director of the National Dance Institute New Mexico; Aggie Damron-Garner, managing director at the Lensic; Chris Jonas, executive director at Littleglobe; Cindy Montoya, president of the New Mexico School for the Arts; Danika Padilla, community development director at Meow Wolf; Patsy Phillips, director of the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts; Lucy Renshall-Randles, management assistant at the Lensic; Connie Schaekel, community relations director at the Lensic; and Amy Summa of the Lensic.

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The Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association was awarded the Best in Green by the National Association of Home Builders at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The Santa Fe association was recognized for its Water Efficiency Rating Score predictive calculation tool. The tool is used in designing and building energy-efficient, sustainable homes. The tool recently was approved for inclusion in the 2020 National Green Building Standard.

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The Rapid City, S.D.,-based First Peoples Fund has awarded Santa Fe artist Darby Raymond-Overstreet, a member of the Navajo Nation, a $5,000 grant as an Artist in Business Leadership fellow. The fund awards these fellowships annually to increase artists’ capacity to succeed.

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The Nusenda Foundation has awarded Alex Luce the inaugural Financial Education Innovator Award, which recognizes people who are dedicated to helping New Mexicans improve their economic status. Luce is director of the Mandy’s Farm Vocational Access and Meaningful Opportunities for Success program. She was honored for her work helping individuals with developmental disabilities in New Mexico improve their financial well-being.

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Justin Joiner has joined Sigma Labs in Santa Fe as business development manager for the Americas. He will increase the deployment of Sigma products across North and South America. Joiner previously was south region manager at SLM Solutions in Birmingham, Ala. Joiner has a 13-year background in sales and business development in additive manufacturing machines, CAD/CAM software and inspection technology.

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Jeff Henry has joined Santa Fe Stucco & Roofing as chief operating officer. He previously provided management consultant services to Santa Fe businesses. Before that, Henry was director of information technology and media services at the University of California, San Diego, and director of engineering and manager of design and engineering for education technologies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Jon Clark will start April 15 as deputy secretary of the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Clark takes on the new duties after working for the Legislative Finance Committee since 2012. He also has served as a business development manager with the New Mexico Partnership. Clark is an Albuquerque native and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management.

The New Mexican