CHAMBER LEADERS ANNOUNCED: Unirac’s Peter Lorenz Named GACC Chair-Elect, Will Join Esparza CEO and 2024-2025 Chair Del Esparza in Leading Chamber

Del Esparza, CEO of Esparza Advertising and incoming Chair of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (left) and Peter Lorenz, Unirac, Inc, CEO and Chair-Elect of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

At yesterday’s board meeting, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors nominated and approved its leadership for the coming program year, which begins July 1st. Unirac, Inc. CEO Peter Lorenz will serve as Chair-Elect of the Board, alongside incoming Chamber Board Chairman and Esparza Advertising CEO Del Esparza.

“I’ve known Del for many years, and I’m so pleased to call him a friend and an important partner in the Chamber’s efforts to strengthen our Albuquerque community,” said Chamber President and CEO Terri Cole. “He and Peter both possess a wealth of leadership and problem-solving skills, and they’ve worked to build strong relationships with so many members of our community over the years. I know this will serve them well in tackling our city’s biggest challenges head-on.”

“The Albuquerque community has so much to offer, and the right investments and policy changes can really take it to the next level,” Lorenz said. “That’s why the Chamber is so laser-focused on these high-impact policy areas of public safety, education and economic development.” CEO of solar system manufacturer Unirac, Inc. since 2011, Lorenz has served as chair of the Chamber’s education policy committee and chair of its board of directors. He has also served on the board of Solare Collegiate Charter School and its foundation since the school’s founding.

An Albuquerque native and owner of a Downtown business, Esparza has served as the chair of each of the Chamber’s public safety and Downtown revitalization policy committees. He succeeds President and CEO of Bohannan Huston Bruce Stidworthy as Chamber Chair. He founded Esparza Advertising in 2000, a marketing firm internationally recognized for industry best work, after years of honing his expertise in fields ranging from technology to healthcare. He is also the published author of The Next Dinosaur, a guide for small and midsized businesses as they transition from brick-and-mortars to ecommerce. He holds a degree in finance and economics from the New Mexico State University.

“The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce has an incredible reputation for standing not just for business, but for our community at large,” said Esparza. “I’m proud to be part of an effort that advocates for job creators – and works to fight crime, improve our state’s public schools for every kid and build a thriving downtown where people want to work, live and play.”

The full list of those elected to the Executive Committee is below.

2024-2025 Executive Committee* and Officers:

Chairman of the Board – Del Esparza, Esparza, Digital + Advertising*

Chair-Elect – Peter Lorenz, Unirac, Inc.*

Immediate Past Chair – Bruce Stidworthy, Bohannon Huston Inc.*

Treasurer – Kellie Mixon, New Mexico Mutual*

Education BIG Chair – Del Archuleta, Molzen-Corbin Inc.*

Education BIG Vice Chair – Paul Madrid, REDW LLC.

Public Safety BIG Chair – Scott Hindman, Excellent Schools New Mexico*

Public Safety BIG Vice Chair – Janice Torrez, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Downtown Transformation BIG Chair – Doug Majewski, Hartman+Majewski Design Group*

Downtown Transformation BIG Vice Chair – Tom Briones, Briones Business Law Consulting*

State Government Advocacy Chair – Sherman McCorkle, Sandia Science and Technology Park*

Federal Advocacy Chair – Leean Kravitz, Fidelity Investments*

Local Government Advocacy – Bruce Stidworthy, Bohannon Huston Inc.*

Leadership Albuquerque Chair – David Campbell, Lobo Development Corp*

Leadership Albuquerque Vice Chair – Jeremy Oswald, Citizens Bank*

At-Large – Shad James, Jaynes Corporation*

At-Large – Don Tarry, PNM Resources*

CANs Chair – Kevin Eades, Molzen-Corbin & Associates

EDT’s Chair – Tom Jenkins, Real Estate Advisors*

ABQ Reads Chair – Michelle Donaldson, KOB*

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