Donavan Price Of Enterprise Bank & Trust Helps Local Area Nonprofits And Small Businesses Succeed

Donavan Price serves as administrative assistant to Liddie Martinez, president of Los Alamos Region and director of community engagement at Enterprise Bank & Trust. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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Donavan Price became the administrative assistant to Liddie Martinez, president of Los Alamos Region and director of community engagement at Enterprise Bank & Trust in March. Price has worked at the bank 3.5 years. Previously, she worked in deposit operations.

Price had a background in media and customer service prior to joining Enterprise Bank.

“When I was in deposit operations, I worked on projects with Liddie, and I really enjoyed it,” Price said. “When this opportunity opened up, I said ‘I want this!’ I was a bit intimidated, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me!”

It’s been a successful partnership. Martinez calls Price “a godsend” and Price refers to her boss as “fantabulous”.

Price’s favorite part of the job is working with the people she serves.

“I love people and I love to make people smile,” she said. “You can hear a smile over the phone and see it behind a mask.”

Martinez and Price work with community organizations and small businesses to raise their profile. Price manages the KDCE Radio Program, Local Business Connections, scheduling participating businesses for their spot and helping them prepare for the show, which is hosted by Casey Gallegos with Martinez as a special Guest Host from time to time.

“We look at organizations and find out about their mission,” Price said. “If we’re impressed with them, we look at ways to assist them. We look for a positive track record. We look for organizations that work with underserved communities and those that are meeting an important need. We want to know an organization is out there actually doing the work and spending their dollars wisely.”

Price finds her job very fulfilling.

“It gives me a sense of accomplishment when people are happy with what we do for them,” she said.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Price was encouraged by friends who live in Los Alamos to check out the town and her family decided it was a good fit for them. She and her husband Lamarz and her two children made the move and it’s worked out great, Price said. She has a 17-year-old son Jaden and a 5-year-old  daughter Camryn. Both attend Los Alamos schools.

Price relaxes by creating glitter projects and said she loves performing karaoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Los Alamos. She also enjoys working on community service projects with members of her sorority and volunteering two or three Saturdays a month at the Albuquerque Food Bank.

From sponsoring the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series to helping the Bradbury Science Museum bring its exhibits to school children from other New Mexico counties, Price said she and Martinez are always busy with new and ongoing projects.

“It’s a challenge, but I’m game!” Price said. “I absolutely love my job.”

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