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Press Release


February 13, 2009

University of New Mexico Provost Suzanne Ortega has announced the appointment of Douglas M. Brown as dean of UNM's Anderson School of Management.

"It is exciting to have someone with Doug Brown’s extraordinary public and private sector experience leading our business school. What a great opportunity for our students," said Ortega.

Brown has been the principal in Brown and Brown Ventures, LLC, a holding company for various real estate holdings, an Internet company and several new product activities. A former UNM Regent, Brown was chosen by Governor Bill Richardson to take over as New Mexico State Treasurer in November 2005 and fix a scandal-ridden agency.

Brown was President and CEO of Talbot Financial Services and also served as President and CEO of Tuition Plan Consortium, an association of 275 private colleges and universities subscribing to a prepaid tuition plan named by Business Week as the "Best Product of the Year."

"Doug Brown is an outstanding choice to be Anderson’s next Dean," said Amy Wohlert, who has been serving as interim dean. “He will bring extraordinary new talents to the job, including deep insight about running successful organizations. I know that he will be warmly welcomed by the students, faculty and staff - everyone is very excited about Anderson’s future with Doug at the helm."

Craig White, Grant Thornton Professor of Accounting and Anderson School Faculty Chair, said the faculty has expressed its strong confidence in the background and credentials Mr. Brown will bring to his leadership of Anderson. "We look forward to him adding his talents in advancing the mission of the school," said White.

Brown will begin his job as Anderson School dean on June 1, 2009.


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.