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Thank you for making a difference!  New Mexico Hospitality Association committees meet 2-4 times per year (unless otherwise agreed upon).  Participation via conference call is available for participants.  We understand your time is valuable and we will make the most of your volunteer commitment.

Executive Committee

Chair: Ed Pulsifer
The role of the Executive Committee is to act on behalf of the board during the interim times between board meetings. This committee is comprised of the board chair and the other board officers.  

Finance and Audit Committee

Chair: Mark Bleth
The purpose of the Finance and Audit Committee is to provide independent and skilled guidance to the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibility to ensure the fairness and accuracy of the association’s financial statements, the existence of appropriate internal financial controls, and the independence of the public accounting firm to conduct an annual audit.

Nominating Committee

Chair: Tonya Stinson
The Nominating Committee is responsible for recruiting association members and develop a slate of board candidates for the membership to vote upon each year.  

Program & Events Committee

Chair: Ed Pulsifer
To oversee and develop programs and events that support the lodging, tourism and hospitality industry. Also, assists with the promotion of the association marketing opportunities as well as association events including the Hospitality and Tourism TRENDS Conference, Governor’s Conference on Hospitality, Hall of Fame, TIARRA Awards, member socials and other association events and programs.

Membership Committee

Chair: Rich Verruni
Works with the association’s team to increase and retain membership as well as enhance, review, and develop membership programs. Establish and review opportunities for member benefits and corporate partner program. 

Government Affairs Committee

Chair: Jeff Mahan
Works with the association’s lobbyist and staff to monitor, amend, initiate or oppose council or legislative action, regulatory rulings and other activity at local, state or national level.



We are the unified voice to influence and inspire a growing New Mexico hospitality industry.


  • 1420 Carlisle NE, Suite #210                                              Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Phone: 505.506.8624
  • Mail: info@newmexicohospitality.org