International economic council honors New Mexicans

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Dennis Domrzalski | Albuquerque Business First

Four New Mexico economic development experts have been honored for their work in the field by the International Economic Development Council at the organization’s annual conference in Philadelphia.

Mark Lautman, owner of Lautman Economic Architecture, was awarded Fellow Member status with “unusual stature,” the IEDC said in a news release.

“The term ‘unusual stature’ characterizes a member’s substantial contributions to the profession through service to IEDC and/or academic ventures directly related to the practice of economic development,” said IEDC Chair Paul Krutko. “Mr. Lautman serves as a premier example of one who has made just such contributions and we are proud to have bestowed Fellow Member status upon him.”

Noreen Scott, director of the Rio Rancho Economic Development Corp., and Linda Kay Jones of Silver City were elected as Fellows to the IEDC, Lautman said in a telephone interview.

Rio Rancho resident Jack Allston, a member of the Albuquerque-based Community Economics Lab, was elected as an honorary life member to the IEDC, and CELab member Jim Kinnett of Indiana was also named an IEDC Fellow, Lautman said.

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