Divisions & Committees

Chamber Sustainability Division

Chair: Ben Woods, Aggie Development Corporation, New Mexico State University

Division Mission
To insure that members receive tangible benefits as a part of their Chamber membership.

Committees
Events - Plans and executes events and activities to provide networking and training opportunities for members.
Council of Conquistadores – The Conquistadores create goodwill for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, the City of Las Cruces, and the surrounding area through public relations events and activities.
Member Advisory – Ensures new & existing members connect to the Chamber and all of the programs and benefits included in their membership.

Community Development Division

Chair: Dr. Renay Scott, Doña Ana Community College

Division Mission
Focus the assets of the chamber and its membership on improving the quality of life in the community.

Committees
Education – Responsible for serving as a resource to support and enhance our educational system.
Leadership Las Cruces – Responsible for coordinating the Leadership Las Cruces program.
Jr. Leadership – Responsible for coordinating the Jr. Leadership program.

Governmental Relations Division

Chair: Jake Redfearn, NAI 1st Valley

Division Mission
Study, formulate and recommend positions on local, state and national governmental issues which impact the chamber membership and the local business community.

Committees
Governmental Affairs – Responsible for studying local, state and federal issues that are of importance to the membership and developing recommended positions and strategies on those issues.
Transportation – Responsible for monitoring and prioritizing transportation improvements in Doña Ana County.

Industry Development Division

Chair: Savonne Griffin, FirstLight Federal Credit Union

Division Mission
To support, sustain and expand key regional industries that play critical roles in our community as well as targeting additional individual industry specific growth opportunities.

Committees
Commercial Space – Responsible for developing opportunities in the commercial space industry in the southern New Mexico region.
Military Affairs – Responsible for participation in the Alliance for Regional Military Support (ARMS) and supporting WSMR and the NASA White Sands Testing Facility.
Thanks Team WSMR – Responsible for planning, promoting and executing the annual Thanks Team WSMR event.