GALLUP ― State Rep. Patty Lundstrom (D-McKinley), has received the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation from the International Development Council (IDC).
This national recognition denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD designation recognizes qualified and dedicated practitioners in the economic development field and sets the standard of excellence within the profession.
“I am so grateful that my economic development efforts have proved to so many in the business community, locally, and nationally, that my dedication to bringing high-quality jobs to the people of Gallup goes beyond mere word-play,” Lundstrom said. “Let this be a continued reminder that House Democrats are leading the way when it comes to long-term investment and economic growth in New Mexico.”
To receive the IDC’s designation, Lundstrom was required to pass a rigorous and comprehensive examination testing her knowledge, proficiency and judgment in key economic development areas.
Lundstrom, who serves as executive director for the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, has been an intricate player in establishing Gallup’s 2,500 acre Energy Logistics Park, which has been designed to strengthen the region’s transportation infrastructure.