The Team

Mark Lautman, Principal Investigator

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, Principal Investigator

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 Principal in 2017.

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Charles Lehman, Principal Investigator

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.

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Shelly Fausett, Principal Investigator

Shelly is the Director of SoloWorks Cibola, the first SoloWorks Center piloted by CELab in 2016. Shelly has a diverse background across marketing, PR, career development, curriculum and training development, fundraising and various other fields. Her contribution to CELab is as a Principal Investigator for SoloWorks program development and execution.

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Paul Hamrick, Interim Executive Director

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 Interim Executive Director for the CELab, he coordinates project work between partners, manages organizational and project budgets, oversees fundraising and assists in the development and management of emerging programs, process tools, models and other innovations.

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Scott Miller, Associate

Scott Miller established Circles USA in 1992 to inspire and equip communities to resolve poverty. He is also the lead developer of Circles® model, a community-building approach that builds relationships across income lines to support families moving out of poverty and into economic stability.
Scott began his focus on poverty in the late 70’s as a volunteer serving people who were homeless in Rochester, NY. Since then, he has initiated projects throughout North America that directly help families out of poverty while educating the community about what changes must be made to eventually eradicate conditions that cause poverty. Scott sits on the CELab Board of Directors and is a member of the SoloWorks Consortium.

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Dale Hendrickson, Associate
Dale is the President of Correcaminos Professional Services LLC and currently works as Director of IT for Libraries at Yale University. He is an advanced developer, systems engineer, and analyst. His role at CELab is in systems and web-based product development and information director.

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Steve Howe, Associate
Steve Howe Consulting LLC

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Thinkers & Contributors

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