Our Team

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

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.

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