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Thomas Bowles – Chief Executive Officer, Science Advisor to NM Governor Bill Richardson

Bowles serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of NMCAC. As science advisor, he is responsible for providing advice to the Governor on science and technology issues, integrating S&T activities across NM, and for working with the national laboratories, universities, and industry in New Mexico to couple advances in S&T into the public sector.

Bowles previously served as Chief Science Officer of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) where he had oversight of all the science and technology efforts including institutional computing. He also has a distinguished scientific career leading international collaborations in neutrino astrophysics and fundamental symmetries. He is a Fellow of LANL, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Bowles received a B.S. from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Marshall Peterson – Chief Technology Officer

Peterson was CTO/Acting Project Manager of National Ecological Observatory Network designed to monitor effects of climate change on the US ecology; Director of IT and Software Engineering at HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus responsible for design, procurement, implementation and operational support of IT infrastructure; CTO of J. Craig Venter Institute responsible for computing and IT infrastructure, software development and design and operation of LIMS and sequence analysis pipeline; VP of Infrastructure Technology at Celera Genomics responsible for building the computing infrastructure and staff that enabled Celera to sequence and assemble the Human Genome in 14 months.

Peterson holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Sue DeVore - Controller

DeVore has more than twenty years experience in Finance and Procurement. Although born and raised in New York, the majority of her career has been in the hospitality industry in Texas working as Controller for Wyndham owned hotels as well as part of the acquisition team during the boom in the Real Estate Investment Trust program. Devore was part of the pre-opening team at the Marriott North Austin, building the accounting department. After relocating to Albuquerque, DeVore became successful in Office Management and Human Resources in the non-profit sector and brings an old-fashioned work ethic combined with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Gina Tanner – Education & Gateway Coordinator

Tanner brings more than 15 years of Program Management and Contract Administration in the areas of Education, Community Service, Recreation/Athletics, and Engineering. Tanner was Education/Activities Director for Shea Homes - Trilogy Power Ranch, responsible for the education and recreation programs of a 2,000 home community, Program Administrator for Utah Valley Aquatics, and Contract Administrator for Gilson Civil Engineering.

Tanner holds a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University and is currently pursuing an M.A.in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.

Tom Mills – General Counsel

Mills served in the Governor Bill Richardson administration from 2003-2007 as Deputy Secretary for the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and then as General Counsel for both the Tourism Department and the Economic Development Department. Mills has been an officer and/or director of many organizations in New Mexico in areas involving public education, workforce development and training, water issues, public finance, economic development, conservation, historic preservation and land use generally.

Mills is sole shareholder of Tom Mills and Associates focusing on real estate, land use, economic development, general business law, natural resources, government contracts and government relations.