Mark Lautman, Principal
During his 35 year career as an economic architect, Mark Lautman designed and managed the execution of economy building projects for three major master planned community projects in the United States, AMREP Corporation’s Rio Rancho project, STRED’s project in Santa Teresa, and Forest City Enterprises Mesa Del Sol development in Albuquerque New Mexico. Together his programs procured over 80 project transactions resulting in 15,000 new jobs. Mark is a founding member of the CELab, co-founder of InvestUS in Albuquerque, founder and Principal of Lautman Economic Architecture, and author of “When the Boomers Bail”, a book on how economic and demographic forces are changing the job creation game.
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David Naquin, Director
David Naquin has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and 35 years of business management experience that includes senior management, marketing, specialty manufacturing, and economic development. He has run a $30 million company, worked with governments at the community, county and state level to develop economic development plans and worked through solutions to the needs of those agencies. He is a strategic thinker with the ability to drill down to the fundamentals of the planning process and make sure that the high levels of thought have been transferred to the action steps and can be accomplished. Mr. Naquin began working with the CELab in 2015 as a contributing member of a planning team. He joined the think tank as a Director in 2017.
Charles Lehman, Principal
Charles Lehman is director of an Albuquerque economic consulting company specializing in workforce, economic development and education issues. He has over 40 years experience in the governmental, nonprofit and private sectors serving as a administrator, board member, and technical expert for state and national organizations and projects.
Paul Hamrick, Managing Associate
Paul has a background in business and strategic planning. During his work as coordinator for the Small Business Institute at UNM, he developed plans for several existing businesses ranging from sales strategy to financial management. In his role as Managing Associate for the CELab, he coordinates project work between partners, manages grants, and assists in the development of process tools, models and other program innovations.
Scott Miller, Associate