(505) 891-4305
1201 Rio Rancho Blvd. Ste. C


Welcome to Sandoval Economic Alliance (SEA)! Our vision is to create the opportunity for your family to live, work and play in Sandoval County— a community that offers a wealth of educational and recreational resources, quality job opportunities and a business-friendly economic climate. We are proud to contribute to a better, brighter and fiscally healthy Sandoval County. Please feel free to Contact Us — we’d be happy to share our vision of Sandoval County’s future with you!

Who We Are

Sandoval Economic Alliance (SEA) is a private, not-for-profit economic development corporation established to strengthen and diversify the economic base of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County, New Mexico.

Our Mission

Empowering companies with creative economic solutions.

Our Vision

A vibrant & competitive economy.

What We Do

SEA provides a broad range of free and confidential services to businesses and industries considering new locations for expansion, relocation, or consolidation. Corporation services include identifying available sites and facilities, accessing applicable local and statewide business support and incentive programs, and economic and workforce research. The SEA also assists existing Sandoval County and Rio Rancho companies through our Retention and Expansion program. For a full explanation of our services, click here.

Our Staff

Steve Jenkins: President & CEO
Deb Twitchell: Executive Assistant
Tiffany Avery: Director of Marketing & Communications
Bob Preble: Director of Business Development

2017 – 2018 Board of Directors

Chair: Angela Ward, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
Chair Elect: 
Wade Jackson, Sutin, Thayer and Browne
Immediate Past Chair: Tom Novak, Klinger Constructors, LLC
Secretary: Becky Teague, PNM Resources
Treasurer: Joe Sierra, Century Bank
Finance Committee Chair: Joe Sierra, Century Bank
Public Relations Committee Chair: Mike Skolnick, Excalibur Realty
Product Development Committee Chair: Michelle Franks, Studio Southwest Architects
Board Development Committee Chair: Tom Novak, Klinger Constructors
Retention & Expansion Committee Chair: Wade Jackson, Sutin, Thayer & Browne

Board Members

JR Allison, Old Republic Title
Michael Baker, Rio Rancho Public Schools
Erika Edgerly, Intel Corporation
Mark Goodwin, Goodwin & Associates
Gary Housley, Don Chalmers Ford
Erin Johnson-Kruft, CNM
Keith Riesberg, City of Rio Rancho – City Manager
Pierce Runnels, Geobrugg
Gary Saiz, US Bank
Jerry Sanchez, HB Henderson Construction
Jeanie Springer, Springer 5 Investments
Scott Thompson, Wells Fargo Bank
Antoinette Vigil, Sandoval County Director of Economic Development
Charles Walters, PCM


Current Alliance Partners

Interested in joining this list of distinguished partners? Click HERE to review the levels of partnership and to submit an application.

A – F
AMREP Southwest
Anderson Farms Equity Partners, LLC
Bank of Albuquerque
Consensus Planning, Inc.
G – L
Geobrugg North America, LLC
Goodman Interior Structures
JAEAB Restaurant Holdings, LLC
Jaynes Corporation
J.B. Henderson Construction
KDSK Radio 92.9FM
Klinger Constructors, LLC
Lastrapes, Spangler and Pacheco, P.A.
Los Alamos National Bank
New Mexico Oil & Gas Association
Nusenda Credit Union
Old Republic Title
PayDay, Inc.
PCM-G – Rio Rancho
Perfection Honda
Realty One of New Mexico
Richfield, 31, LLC & SVN
Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce
Rio Rancho Public Schools
Ryan C. Parra
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
Sandoval County
Santa Ana Star Casino
Santa Ana Star Center
SDV Construction
Southwest Capital Bank
Springer 5 Investments
State Farm: Joanna Boothe
Stewart Title of Albuquerque, LLC
Studio Southwest Architects, Inc.
T – Z
US Bank
Washington Federal
Wells Fargo Bank
West Wood Realty, Ltd
Wilson & Company
X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C.


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