President & CEO
Jen has a Master’s of Business Administration and over 15 years of work experience ranging from entrepreneurship, associations to corporate marketing and communications. In March 2013, Jen relocated to Albuquerque, NM with her husband, who is a native New Mexican. She quickly found a role with the New Mexico Tourism Department and was asked most recently to support the tourism industry as the President & CEO of the New Mexico Hospitality Association.
Prior to moving, Jen was the Director of Communications for the Fresno Business Council (a membership based association representing the largest businesses and nonprofits in the region). Her work was sharply focused on economic development strategies and building coalitions locally and throughout the state. Here she was part of the leadership council for the regional economic summit and served on California Forward’s economic summit communication committee. Jen was also appointed to the California Stewardship Network (a statewide economic and prosperity think tank).
Jen resides in central New Mexico and enjoys traveling, horseback riding, reading and spa-ing.
Cody Johnson joined the New Mexico Hospitality Association in December 2016 after working as a freelancer specializing in virtual tour production.
Cody has experience in graphic design, multimedia production and the implementation of public relations tactics. Cody has previously worked within city government, higher education and the for-profit sector.
Cody moved back to New Mexico in July 2016 after spending 3 years in the Reno/Tahoe area where he originally moved for graduate school. While in Reno, Cody served as the Public Relations for the City of Reno and the Marketing Coordinator for Dickson Commercial Group. Cody also served as a teaching assistant with the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Reno where he taught labs for the introductory journalism program. Cody received his M.A. in Interactive Journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada in December 2014.
Prior to his move to the Reno/Tahoe area, Cody lived in Las Cruces for four years while he attended New Mexico State University where he obtained his B.A. in Journalism in May 2013. Cody was highly involved around the NMSU campus and the Las Cruces community during his college career, and spent three years as a media relations student assistant for Aggie Athletics. In this role, Cody served as the media contact for men's and women's tennis, and the cross country and track and field teams.
Cody was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.