New Mexico Press Association Executive Director Sammy Lopez to speak to APWF

Sammy Lopez, NMPA Executive Director

Do you want to know the latest about what is happening in the print journalism world in New Mexico? Join Albuquerque Press Women and Friends on Monday, September 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe (4315 The 25 Way) to hear Sammy Lopez, the executive director of the New Mexico Press Association.

Lopez has a long history of working with New Mexico newspapers including the Daily Times in Farmington, the Carlsbad Current-Argus and the Las Cruces Sun-News. He’s experienced first hand the changing world of local journalism and will share his insights. He is a digital marketing executive and publisher. He also spends time working with non-profit organizations to build better communities. Lopez is a past president of the NMPA, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and has been awarded the William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award by the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

New Mexico Press Women and Friends meet monthly on the second Monday. Anyone is welcome at meetings, but non-members will be charged an additional $5. Attendees order individual meals directly from the menu. APWF focuses on a wide variety of communication opportunities.

Rob Schwartz will speak to Albuquerque Press Women

Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz

Albuquerque Press Women will host Rob Schwartz for our regular monthly meeting on June 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe (4315 The 25 Way NE).

Rob Schwartz is the Weihofen Professor Emeritus at the UNM School of Law, where he has been teaching health law and policy for over 40 years.  He has also served as General Counsel for the NM Human Services Department, as the first Chair of the NM Health Policy Commission, and as a World Health Organization consultant on health legislation in Tonga, Cambodia and Vietnam.  He was recently appointed to the UNM Board of Regents, where he serves as the Chair of the Health Sciences Center Committee.

This is our last meeting before our summer recess. We will reconvene in September.

Albuquerque Press Women welcome people in all fields of communication. We order from the menu and non-members are charged an additional $5. No reservation for this meeting is necessary.


Sophie Martin will speak to APW and Friends in May

Sophie Martin

Sophie Martin

Executive Director of the New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners and Albuquerque attorney Sophie Martin will speak to Albuquerque press Women and Friends on Monday, May 13 at Mimi’s Cafe (4316 The 25 Way) at 11:30 a.m. Martin will discuss what it takes to become an attorney in New Mexico.

In order to gain a license to practice law in New Mexico, prospective attorneys must demonstrate both legal competence (most notoriously through the bar examination) and character and fitness to serve. Martin will discuss the process of attorney licensure in New Mexico, including the specific standards that applicants must address in order to become licensed here, and the national discussion over how past criminal history affects applicants’ road to licensure.

Sophie Martin is an Albuquerque attorney and the Executive Director of the New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners, the agency that administers attorney admissions for the Supreme Court of New Mexico. She holds both a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico and a B.A. in Theatre from Occidental College in Los Angeles. Sophie is a 2013 recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Award, a two-time honoree on the Albuquerque Business First’s Forty Under 40 list, and the 2012-2013 Editor-in-Chief of the New Mexico Law Review. She teaches marketing and social media, nonprofit management, and women’s leadership in the professional development programs at the UNM Anderson School of Management.

Albuquerque Press Women and Friends is an organization for communicators. Everyone is welcome. We order from the menu. Non-members will be charged an additional five dollars.