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The New Mexico Society of CPAs has named Roger Nagel its public- and external-relations director. He will be responsible for communicating the association's position on critical issues, and he will also develop public-awareness programs designed to better define the role of CPAs in business, finance and taxation.
Nagel is managing director of Burt & Nagel CPAs Ltd. He is past president of the National Exchange Club's Albuquerque Breakfast Chapter and in 1997 was awarded the NMCPA's Community Service Award. He was also chairman of the Association of Entrepreneurial Companies, a director and officer of the Enchantment Land Certified Development Corp., treasurer of Donor Net Inc. and accounting adviser to Rio Rancho Economic Development Corp.
Andrew A. Davis, president of Santa Fe's Davis Selected Advisers L.P., has been elected to the board of directors of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Davis is the portfolio manager for the Davis Real Estate Fund and the Davis Convertible Securities Fund.
Catherine Goodman is the new executive director of the Albuquerque Aquarium Association, which is the aquarium's fund-raising group.
ProLaw Software of Albuquerque has named Judy Pleer western region trainer. She is responsible for integrating and formatting customer data while providing systems training to client personnel in the western U.S. Pleer served in the U.S. Air Force as an electronics trainer and aircraft avionics technician.
Jennifer Gruenewald, associate director and international student adviser at the University of New Mexico, recently participated in a Fulbright-sponsored seminar on higher education in Germany. Representatives of 22 other U.S. institutions participated. Germans make up 10 percent of visiting researchers at UNM.
MUSE Technologies Inc. recently hired Alan H. Torres as director of business development with the U.S. Department of Energy and with aerospace business development. Torres has experience in high-performance computer sales to the DOE and the U.S. Department of Defense. He has held sales management positions with Cray Research, Digital Equipment Corp. and served as the director of sales at NEC and Thinking Machines. At Thinking Machines, Torres was responsible for the largest single massively parallel connection machine sale in that company's history, valued at $36 million.
Sally K. Severino, professor and executive vice chairwoman at UNM's Health Sciences Center, was recently appointed the first woman president of the American College of Psychoanalysts. "Being presented with the presidential medallion was a very special moment, not only for me, but for the women in psychiatry who are following in my footsteps," she said.
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Ellen M. Cosgrove has been named the associate dean of Continuing Medical Education at the UNM School of Medicine.
Cosgrove was previously the associate dean for academic affairs at MCP Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and director of …