Our Board of Directors
Pat McDonough (Chair) – Founder, True North Capital Advisors
Norm Becker – CEO, New Mexico Mutual
Alan Bell – President, Rio Grande (Retired)
Sally Corning – Co-Founder and Partner, Sun Mountain Capital Partners
Mike Loftin – CEO, Homewise
Joe Lujan – President, HUB International
Patrick Mason – Partner, Mason & Isaacson
Ron Rivera – Principal, REDW
Kurt Sommer – Managing Partner, Sommer Udall
Our Executive Director
Scott Hindman is the founding Executive Director of Excellent Schools New Mexico, a nonprofit organization devoted to ensuring that all New Mexico children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and lead healthy, meaningful lives. Scott previously served as the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of the Achievement Schools network in Memphis, where he helped lead significant work to improve several of Tennessee’s lowest performing schools. Prior to joining the Achievement Schools, Scott spent several years in various roles at J.P. Morgan and First Solar. Scott began his career in the Los Angeles Angels’ minor league system, where he pitched for three years after being selected by the Angels in the Major League Baseball Draft.
Scott earned an M.B.A. and M.A. in Education from Stanford University and an A.B. in African American History from Princeton University. He is a graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education and Leadership Albuquerque and serves on the boards of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico and the Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Investment Committee. Scott lives in the Albuquerque area with his wife Meaghan, a native New Mexican and lifelong public school educator.