LANL Foundation CEO to Lead Statewide Organization

Susan Herrera


Susan Herrera, CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, has been elected chair of the Board of the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers.

The Association serves foundations and private philanthropists throughout New Mexico. It hosted a conference “Finding Common Ground: Joining Together to Improve New Mexico” late last year at Tamaya Resort for grantmakers and nonprofits. The conference was partially funded by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Herrera has served as CEO of the LANL Foundation since 2008 and, in this capacity, manages a current annual giving budget of $4 million and an endowment of more than $68 million. She served in Washington, D.C. as a legislative assistant and was the director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus before relocating to New Mexico and transferring her fundraising and management skills, honed at the national level, to local initiatives and nonprofit organizations.

Officers who will serve with Herrera on the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers are Dolores Roybal, executive director of Con Alma Health Care Foundation; immediate past board chair; Adam Rubel, steering committee member of the Kindle Project, vice-chair; Laurie Betlach, program director of the Lannan Foundation, secretary; and Bob Mang treasurer of Jessica’s Love Foundation.

The Association plans to hire a new executive director by March.