Hall of Fame

We love to recognize excellence throughout the State of New Mexico. The New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame is celebrated and recognized every year at the Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism. This is the highest honor for the state’s most distinguished tourism industry leaders.

New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame Inductees

2022 InducteesRay Sandoval, Laura Kesselman, Ken Riege
2019 InducteesEd Pulsifer, Joanie Griffin, and Dr. Richard Holcomb
2018 InducteesJill Lane and Dr. Priscilla Bloomquist
2017 InducteesDave Hayduk and Charlie Gray
2016 InducteesCalvin Tafoya and Barbara "Mother" Hubbard
2015 InducteesJanet Webb and William Samuel (Sam) Pick
2014 InducteesBrad Cooper, Tim Dowling & Kenneth Broad
2013 InducteesRon Solimon, Elise Rogers, George Brooks
2012 InducteesRobert Mirabal
2011 InducteesJohn Garcia & Scott Appelman
2010 InducteesRick & Debbie Johnson, David Santiallanes
2009 InducteesAl Lucero, Drew Judycki, Cathy Gonzales
2008 InducteesRandy Randall, Zozobra, Keith LeMay
2007 Inducteesno inductees since did 20th anniv. banquet at ’07 Gov Conf and
saved Hall of Fame for new spring timeframe for ’08 conference
2006 InducteesDeborah J. Owen, Mary Tenorio
Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett into the Hall of Legends
Move Smokey Bear into Hall of Legends
2005 InducteesEddie Dry, Virginia Vigil and Harald Mueller
2004 InducteesJanet L. Green, J Christopher Stagg, Terry Bullock, Ed Jungbluth
2003 InducteesKen and Louise Blair, Buddy Ritter, Tony Hillerman, Jackie Spencer Morgan
2002 InducteesWally Dobbs, Walter Haut, Congressman Joe Skeen
2001 InducteesRobert O. Anderson, Elliott Speer Barker, Smokey Bear, Becky Walling
2000 Inductees
Florence Jaramillo, Robert J. Nordhaus, Rose Marie Packard, Ray Reed, Judi Snow
1999 InducteesSid Cutter, Bettie Ditto, Ralph Edwards, Bruce King, Mike Pitel, Tom Rutherford, Jim White
1998 InducteesBuzz Bainbridge, the Bowlin Family, J. Michael Cerletti, F. Robert Dodson, Conrad N. Hilton, Lillian Redman
1997 Inductees - Inaugural YearBen Abruzzo, Ernie Blake, Rex Borough, Joseph A. Bursey, David Candelaria, Fabian Chavez, Mary Kay Cline, Francis Durkin, Fred Harvey, Bill Kouri, Myra McCormick, Eddie Smithson, Jack White Jr., Louis Whitlock