How It Works

CNM is accepting nominations for the 2022 New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards. This program honors companies and individuals in New Mexico that demonstrate a strong commitment to the highest level of ethical business practices in daily operations, management and personal philosophies and in their response to crises and challenges.

Nomination Procedures

A company or individual may be nominated by a customer, client, employee, consultant, vendor or private citizen who is impressed with the company’s or an individual’s demonstration of ethical practices.

Here is what you need to know:

  1. Please be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully.
  2. Before you submit a nomination, you should notify that individual or company in advance as it will require some work on the part of the nominees, as discussed further below.
  3. After the nomination period closes on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, all nominees will be notified of their nomination. In addition, each nominee will be asked to provide the names of individuals who may serve as references.

The completed nominations will be reviewed and vetted by the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards Screening Committee.

A group of no more than 30 finalists will go through an additional process led by students in the Fall 2021 Business Ethics courses at CNM.

Finalists should expect 3–4 phone and/or in-person meetings with students that will last 1–2 hours each and will take place September through November 2021.

As a nominator, please be prepared to provide contact information for 3–5 stakeholders (i.e. customers, community partners, employees, competitors, etc., as applicable) for possible further student contact and interviews.


Thank you for considering nominating a candidate for the 2022 New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards, however, we are no longer excepting nominations. Thank you.

Nomination Guidelines

The following guidelines are written to preserve the integrity of the awards process and prevent any situation which would cause a conflict of interest or the perception of a conflict of interest.

The following are not eligible for nomination for the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards:

  • Sponsors of the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards or their principals (CEO, President, Managing Director, Executive Director) in any amount above a table sponsor level in the year of their awards.
  • Businesses or non-profits which have been operational for less than 5 years in New Mexico at the time of nomination.
  • Government agencies and elected officials.
  • Nominations in more than one category within the same year. If an individual or organization is nominated in more than one category in the same year, the nominee will determine the category of nomination with which to  proceed.
  • Young leaders who are 35 years of age or older at the time of the award.
  • Individuals who have served on any New Mexico Ethics in Business committees during the prior two years.
  • Previous recipients may not be re-nominated for the category of their previous awards.
  • Businesses (for-profit and non-profit) which are not incorporated in or licensed to do business in New Mexico. All nominees must be in good standing with the New Mexico Secretary of State.
  • Individuals who are employed by CNM, serve on the CNM Foundation Board, CNM Ingenuity Board and the CNM Governing Board are ineligible to be nominated. In addition, businesses whose principals (CEO, President, Managing Director, Executive Director) serve on the CNM Foundation Board, CNM Ingenuity Board and the CNM Governing Board are ineligible to be nominated.

The following are not eligible to nominate candidates for the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards:

  • Individuals may not self-nominate.
  • Members of the Ethics in Business Selection Committee.  These individuals may not submit nominations but can inform other community members about the nomination process.
  • Companies or individuals with awards named for them may not make nominations in their respective categories.

The New Mexico Ethics in Business Screening Committee will evaluate any other potential conflicts and shall make the final determination as to which nominations continue through the selection process.

2020 – 2021 New Mexico Ethics in Business Nominees

Emerging Leader             

Kira Luna


Tania Armenta

Charles Ashley III

Frizzell Frizzell Jr.

Julian Garza

James M. Goff, MD, FACS

Steven Gomez

Debra Ingle

Trisha Lopez

Vanessa Roanhorse

Anthony Tenorio

Mary Weaver


For-Profit Business        

AIC General Contractor

American Home Furniture & Mattress

Bosque Mental Health Associates Inc.

Charles Stephen & Company

Corazon Training and Consulting

Del's Restaurant

Fidelity Investments

Gourmet To Go, Inc.

Interim Healthcare

Kokopelli Veterinary Care

Maestas Development Group

Magnify Dance

Mullen Heller Architecture, P.C.

National Roofing

New Mexico Bank and Trust

Positive Energy, Inc.  dba Positive Energy Solar

Sacred Wind Communications, Inc.

Sisneros Bros. Manufacturing

Sixty-Six Acres and Slate Street Cafe


Vitality Works

Women's Specialists of New Mexico



Non-Profit Organization

ABC Community School Partnership

Atrisco Companies and Atrisco Heritage Foundation

Centro Savila

CLN Kids/Cuidando Los Ninos

College Horizons, Inc.

Common Cause/New Mexico

Compliance Office at The University of New Mexico


Friends of Bosque del Apache

Heading Home

Horizons Albuquerque

International District Economic Development

Mandy's Farm

New Mexico Ethics Watch

Rio Grande Community Development Corporation

Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.

The Daniels Fund