Meet our Team

The New Mexico Partnership team is committed to excellence and to making the site selection process an easy one. Our team of experts is here to help show you what your business can achieve by choosing New Mexico for your next location.

Melinda Allen

President & CEO

Melinda joined the NM Partnership in 2017 and has 13 years of ED experience in NM. She works to increase the visibility of NM globally, generate viable project leads, and locate projects in the state.

(505) 377-4123

Tim Morgan

VP of Economic Development

Tim joined in July 2021. He will conduct business recruitment for the industry clusters identified by the State of New Mexico. Tim’s experience includes economic development, sports, tourism, and higher education.

(505) 252-0030

Doreen Avila

Executive Assistant

Doreen Avila started at the NM Partnership in 2006 as the Administrative Assistant & is now the Executive Assistant. Doreen supports the NM Partnership’s staff regarding any and all administrative duties and makes sure the office runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis.

(505) 977-0513

Jonathen Lee

Marketing Director

Jonathen started at the Partnership in 2018 and as the Director of Marketing oversees all of the Partnership’s marketing efforts. Jonathen is passionate about putting New Mexico’s best foot forward and bringing more businesses to the state.

(505) 452-7143

Joseph Mayo

Research Director

Joseph Mayo joined New Mexico Partnership in 2019 and serves as the Research Director. Joseph leads the Partnership’s research efforts in support of the business development team on a day to day basis.

(505) 389-5033

Jerry Pacheco

Senior Business Consultant (Santa Teresa Area)

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(915) 491-5910