Press Release

UNM Anderson Hires Executive Director of The Parker Center for Family Business

March 13, 2017

(Albuquerque, NM) Robin Dozier Otten is the new executive director of the Parker Center for Family Business (PCFB) at UNM's Anderson School of Management. Otten is an independent contractor hired to provide services to the PCFB. In her role, Otten will identify family business needs and capacity in the Albuquerque area. She will implement strategies and procedures for growing membership and services and new revenue sources to support the Parker Center.

Robin OttenWorking to facilitate the Parker Center's mission to provide family businesses with opportunities to address their unique needs through outstanding educational programs is exciting to me," says Otten. "A large percentage of New Mexico's businesses are family businesses that make a significant contribution to our state's economy. Helping them deal with the challenges they face will allow them to succeed now and for generations to come."

"Robin Otten brings the vision and drive to the PCFB," says Acting Dean Shawn Berman. "This will allow the Parker Center to enhance and grow the role it plays in helping family businesses. I look forward to working with her to fully leverage the synergies between the PCFB and the Anderson School".

Otten is President and CEO of RDO Strategic Consultants, LLC, a public-issues consulting firm founded in July 2003 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a B.A. in government and received her law degree in 1981 from UNM law school.

Otten's government experience includes serving as Director of the Department of Family and Community Services at the City of Albuquerque during Mayor Richard J. Berry's first term. She also worked eight years on former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson's cabinet, first as Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent and later as Human Services Department Secretary.

In the private sector, Robin was in in the private practice of law at Otten, Vogel and Campbell, PC, a firm she began in 1987. She also has extensive experience in the non-profit arena, currently serving as president of Heading Home, vice-president of NM Appleseed, secretary/treasurer of the Northern New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and secretary of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico. Otten recently acted as interim executive director at Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico.

The PCFB was founded by Linda H. and James M. Parker. In 2015, the UNM Board of Regents unanimously approved bringing it under the leadership of the business school. The PCFB brings in nationally recognized, expert speakers in all areas of family business through symposiums and dinners open to its members and the business community as a whole.


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.