Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Lab

Just in time for its five year anniversary, the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Center will now be called the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Lab. The new name reflects the hands-on experiences available in this state-of-the-art facility that fosters learning valuable business skills like negotiation, persuasion, motivation and more.

The new name comes from the fact that out-of-the-box ideas and thoughts can be concocted in a lab. Benefactor Debbie Johnson says the Marketing Lab is modeled after a conference room in the Johnson ad agency called the "creative kitchen," wherein the creative staff "cooked" strategies and ideas.

"This is an exciting way to recognize the five year anniversary of the generous donation made to the Anderson School by Debbie Johnson," says Interim Dean Craig White.

In August 2010, the marketing center was established as a tribute to the passing of UNM alum and great community leader, Rick Johnson.