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President of NM Angels Investment Group Speaks at Anderson Business Planning Seminar Nov 19

November 15, 2010

New Mexico Angels
On Friday, November 19 at 11:30 am, the UNM Technology Business Plan Competition presents a lunch & seminar entitled, "The New Mexico Angels: Investing in Innovation." The featured speaker is John Chavez, New Mexico Angels President and Anderson Foundation Board Member. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome, and the seminar will take place in room ASM 1065. Lunch is provided: please call 277-6172 to RSVP. For more information, visit

The New Mexico Angels' mission is to provide opportunities where its members can obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in early-stage companies in New Mexico and the Southwest Region and accelerating them to market leadership. We work with the venture capital community and angel groups in the Southwestern area.

John J. Chavez is the President of Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, a nationwide business development consulting firm. Mr. Chavez is also the Vice President Business Development at Financial Management Systems, a Chicago based financial services firm. Mr. Chavez has been an active angel investor since 2003. Prior to creating Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, Mr. Chavez was appointed by New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson as the Cabinet Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department. Mr. Chavez served as Cabinet Secretary for six years and as the President of the Federation of Taxation Administrators for one year.


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.