Like many Chambers of Commerce across the country, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is in the business of promoting the business environment of its members. However, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is also in the business of advocating on behalf of its investors, lobbying for regulatory and legislative changes that are beneficial to the growth and diversity of our region’s private sector. One vehicle for achieving these changes is through our Sector Advocacy Teams (SATs).

We advocate for our investors.

Participants in these SATs are drawn from Chamber staff and Board members along with members of allied organizations and trade associations, industry experts, and leaders within the government. Working sector by sector, SATs have become a primary means of highlighting issues that make their way into the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce’s comprehensive lobbying and agenda-shaping efforts in Santa Fe. Eight SATs met in November 2018 and April 2019 to explore specific challenges within their respective industries and make recommendations for public policy remedies.

The seven Sector Advocacy Teams and their respective chairs:

Financial Services

Chair: Michael Buehler

Nusenda Credit Union

Construction, Contracting, and Real Estate Development

Chair: Rick Marquardt

Jaynes Corporation

Healthcare and Senior Services

Chair: Tony Hernandez

Western Sky Community Care

Technology and Innovation

Chair: Dale Dekker


Energy Development, Utilities and Telecommunications

Chair: Ryan Shell

New Mexico Gas Co.

Tourism, Leisure, and Hospitality

Chair: Karl Holme


Retail and Services

Chair: Travis Chaney

Albertsons Market

Get Involved

Along with gaining satisfaction from knowing that their efforts are shaping business-friendly legislation and policies, SAT participants expand their industry networks, developing strong connections and even personal friendships. Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce investors are encouraged to participate in SATs as part of their membership. For more information about SATs and how to get involved, contact GACC at 505-764-3701 or email us at
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