About the Awards

Established in 2000 by Samaritan Counseling Center and proudly presented CNM since 2018, the annual New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards program honors companies, both for-profit and not-for-profit, and individuals in New Mexico that demonstrate a strong commitment to the highest level of ethical practices in daily operations, management, and personal philosophies, and in their response to crises and challenges. Nominations are reviewed and vetted by volunteers and finalists are then evaluated by CNM business students.

PNM Award for Individual Excellence in Ethical Business Practice, in Honor of John Ackerman

The PNM Award for Individual Excellence, in Honor of John Ackerman is awarded each year to an individual in New Mexico who has been a consistent champion of ethics. Congratulations to Dr. Anjali Taneja, MD MPH who inspires others to do the right thing with her honesty, loyalty, and integrity.

Rust Award for Excellence in Ethical Business Practice by a For-Profit Business

Jack and Donna Rust led philanthropy in New Mexico for over 50 years, improving the lives of others in innumerable ways. This award is named in tribute to their ethics and true leadership. This year we congratulate Hip Stitch and National Roofing Company, Inc. for their excellence in ethical business practices!

Hopkins Award for Excellence in Ethical Practice by a Non-Profit

The Hopkins Award is awarded to a nonprofit in New Mexico that has truly exhibited ethics at every turn. Paul and LaDonna Hopkins have been community leaders for many years. Their contributions to nonprofits continue to impact the lives of New Mexico families. Congratulations to College Horizons, Inc. and La Familia Medical Center for the integrity that their organization upholds.

Emerging Leader in Ethical Excellence

The Emerging Leader in Ethical Excellence is awarded to a young leader in New Mexico who has gone above and beyond in their commitment to ethical excellence. We congratulate, Alex Horton, 2022 Recipient of this award, for his unfaltering ethical leadership.