Incoming Interim CEO brings plethora of leadership and non-profit experience to the New Mexico Hospitality Association
The New Mexico Hospitality Association announces Kathy Komoll as Interim CEO, bringing considerable experience in non-profit and foundation work across New Mexico to NMHA.
“I’m incredibly happy to join the New Mexico Hospitality Association during a pivotal phase of growth and development,” said Komoll. “The hospitality and tourism industry is such an important component of the New Mexico’s economy and the New Mexico Hospitality Association has done a tremendous job at facilitating that growth through its strategic partnerships and professional development programs. I’m excited to join NMHA and do my part to make sure that growth and development continues.”
Komoll joins NMHA after serving as the Executive Director for the New Mexico Association of Food Banks for 10 years. During her tenure with the New Mexico Association of Food Banks, Komoll worked with Feeding America and a statewide network of over 400 agencies to manage the Fresh Produce Initiative.
Prior to her time with the New Mexico Association of Food Banks, Komoll served as Vice President of Real Estate, Community & Government Relations for Furr’s Supermarkets. Komoll oversaw a portfolio of over 100 properties valued more than $250 million across New Mexico and West Texas. In this role, Komoll served as the corporate spokesperson, coordinated community relations and legislative activities and supervised philanthropic outreach.
Komoll is a dedicated servant to the New Mexico community. She currently serves as a Town Hall facilitator for New Mexico First, serves on the Advocacy Committee for the Roadrunner Food Bank and serves on the Board of Directors for the Outpost Performance Space. Komoll served as Board President for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Board President for YWCA of Central New Mexico. Other examples of Komoll’s community leadership are her role as Public Information Officer for the American Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina, and serving on the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, Leadership New Mexico, United Way of Central New Mexico, the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, and the Junior League of Albuquerque.