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Press Release


March 5, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE – The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico will honor three alumni on Thursday, April 26, at the twelfth annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Maria Griego-Raby, owner of Contract Associates, and William F. Riordan Attorney-at-Law and former Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, are being honored. Robert S. Carr, formerly the Audit and Review Managing Director for global consumer business at Citigroup, will be honored posthumously.

“These individuals have distinguished themselves in their professions and have made significant contributions to the communities in which they live. Mr. Carr, Ms. Griego-Raby and Mr. Riordan are all truly deserving of this honor,” said Michelle Coons, Anderson Schools of Management Foundation Board member and chair for the event.

Bob Carr, who passed away in November 2000, was the Audit and Review Director for global consumer business at Citigroup in New York, having direct responsibility for North American, European, Latin American and Asian consumer assessments. He was also responsible for Travelers Insurance, Primerica Financial Services and CitiFinancial abroad. Carr had been with Citibank for 19 years in various positions. Prior to Citibank, he had been with Ford Motor Company for 12 years in Ford’s Financial Services Subsidiary. Carr’s commitment to The Anderson Schools included his membership in the National Advisory Board since its inception in 1992. He received his BBA from the The Anderson Schools in 1969.

Maria Griego-Raby is the majority owner of Contract Associates, Inc., an Albuquerque-based commercial and office furniture company. Griego-Raby has been involved nationally with the Haworth product line Dealer’s Council, traveling to Europe in 1995 as part of the manufacturer’s recognition of the top furniture dealers in the country. She was named one of the top 25 women-owned businesses in New Mexico, was recognized as the Rio Grande Minority Purchasing Council’s Minority Supplier of the Year, named the Los Alamos National Labs Overall Best Just in Time Vendor and received the U.S. Small Business Administrations Administrator’s Award for Excellence. Griego-Raby has been very active in the Albuquerque community and has served on numerous community boards, including the Anderson Schools of Management
Foundation Board, and is the immediate past president of the UNM Alumni Association Board of Directors. She holds two degrees from The Anderson Schools of Management, a 1980 BBA and a 1986 MBA.

William Riordan has had a very distinguished legal career in New Mexico. He began his legal practice in 1968 as a Legal Aid Society Attorney and has served as Assistant Attorney General, Assistant District Attorney, and as an attorney in private practice. On the bench, he has served as Children’s Court Judge, District Court Judge, as a Supreme Court Justice, and as Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. Riordan has also served as Secretary of Corrections for New Mexico and as Independent Counsel for the City of Albuquerque. He has served on numerous committees and boards including the New Mexico Judicial Standards Committee, the New Mexico Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, the Supreme Court Committee for Revision of New Mexico Code of Judicial Conduct and many more. Riordan received his BBA from The Anderson Schools in 1965 and his JD from UNM in 1968.

Awards will be presented at the Hall of Fame Dinner, scheduled for April 26 at the Albuquerque Marriott. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Corporate Table sponsorships are $1000 and include a table for eight and an invitation to the private honoree’s reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.; non-profit organization sponsorships are available for $600, with the same benefits; the cost for individual tickets is $75. For reservations call the Anderson Schools of Management Development Office at 277-0880 or email

This event is The Schools’ largest friend- and fund-raiser, benefiting the Dean’s Fund. Last year’s dinner raised more than $35,000 for The Schools, with funds supporting student scholarships, faculty research and career placement activities.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.