Las Cruces Mayor And Top Business Leaders Head To White House Friday

May 7, 2012

At the invitation of the White House, Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima has selected some of the area’s top business leaders to join him at a forum with senior Obama Administration officials to discuss jobs and New Mexico’s economy. The forum will take place at the White House Friday, May 11th.


“The forum will allow for an interactive dialogue about what’s working and how the private sector and government can collaborate more effectively to foster greater opportunity, innovation and job creation,” Miyagishima said.


Joining the mayor will be Frank Leto, publisher of the Las Cruces Sun-News; Robert Brumley, managing director of C.I.T.E./Pegasus Global; Charles Warner, president Euromarkt, LTD, chairman of C.I.T.E.; John Munoz, general manager, SITEL; Rico Gonzales, New Mexico Director, El Paso Electric; John Christopher, Director of Government Affairs, Comcast Cable; Mark Butler, general manager, Virgin Galactic; Robert Carter, White Sands Missile Range executive director; Davin Lopez, CEO, Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance and Ryan Nalty, Business Development, British Embassy, Washington, D.C.


Representing the Administration will be the White House Business Council’s executive director, the chief economist for the Department of Commerce, the deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and an assistant secretary for the U.S. Health and Human Services, among others.


The forum was arranged by the White House Business Council and Business Forward, an organization that brings new business leaders into the policymaking process.