–Attorney DeAnza Valencia Sapien will assume the lead role of executive director for the Coalition.
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities announced Friday that it has contracted with the MVM Group to provide executive director services to help move the Coalition forward.
The MVM Group is a strategic consulting firm focused on the intersection of business strategy, public policy and reputation management.
Partners DeAnza Valencia Sapien, Yasine Mogharreban Armstrong and Lillian Montoya-Rael, lead the firm.
The MVM Group has extensive experience in assisting companies, governments and non-profits achieve their implementation strategies in a meaningful and sustainable way.
Valencia Sapien, a New Mexico attorney, will assume the lead role of executive director for the Coalition.
“The MVM Group is thrilled to have been selected to provide executive director services for the Regional Coalition,” Valencia Sapien said. “We are excited to engage with Northern New Mexico community leaders and key stakeholders to help further the goals of the Coalition to strengthen the region and create healthy and thriving LANL communities.”
The MVM Group was chosen for this opportunity as it was uniquely positioned to help the Coalition achieve their strategic goals.
The members of the MVM Group were instrumental in implementing a similar regional effort, the North Central Regional Transit District in 2004, the first of its kind in New Mexico.
The partners are experienced in working with related organizations in Northern New Mexico, including the Regional Development Corporation, the City of Santa Fe, and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, they have developed local and regional economic development strategies and have worked extensively with local companies helping them create jobs and economic stability in the region.
The MVM Group also has experience pertaining directly to LANL operations, including leading and managing the LANL Community Programs Office, developing and implementing the standards for LANL’s community commitment, coordinating LANL’s community activities with the DOE and NNSA, and leading the creation of laboratory’s Small Business Program Team.
In the area of environmental stewardship, the MVM Group partners have also conducted national policy work in land use, transportation and the environment, and have led a statewide nonprofit that supports the State’s land and water based communities.
The MVM Group’s office is located in Santa Fe. The contract goes into effect Aug. 1.
About the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities:
The Regional Coalition is comprised of seven cities and counties surrounding the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns.
The organization’s focus is environmental remediation, regional economic development and site employment, and adequate funding for LANL.
The Board of Directors includes Sharon Stover, Chair of the Los Alamos County Council; Mayor David Coss, City of Santa Fe; Mayor Alice Lucero, City of Española; Commissioner Danny Mayfield, Santa Fe County; Commissioner Alfredo Montoya, Rio Arriba County; Commissioner Michael Silva, Town of Taos; and Commissioner Andrew Chavez, Taos County.