John Williamson, is the founder and CEO of KiloNewton, LLC, a solar software and consulting company in Albuquerque, NM. At KiloNewton, he has started up a NM renewable energy team focused on the optimization of solar, wind, and energy products and systems for businesses and municipalities using innovative software and processes. John has been working as a technical leader in the solar and greater renewable energy industry since 2007. He is a licensed professional engineer, with a MSME in mechanical engineering from University of New Mexico. Previously Executive Chief Engineer for Array Technologies, John led the engineering group in the design and development of their solar tracker products, helping grow the business from a small NM company to be the top solar tracker manufacturer in the world, with locations spanning the globe.
Bobbi Hayes is a Certified Public Accountant, CCIFP-Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, CFE-Certified Fraud Examiner, CVA-Certified Valuation Analyst, and CEPA-Certified Exit Planning Advisor. A partner in Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC’s Albuquerque office, working with a variety of closely-held businesses, with an emphasis on clients in the construction industry, including general and heavy construction, subcontractors, homebuilders and 8(a) contractors. Provides expertise in financial statement planning, tax planning, strategic business planning, and construction accounting software applications. Bobbi has led seminars on the use of technology for contractors, construction cost structure, business exit planning, business strategic planning, fraud prevention and other matters for national organizations and local construction contractor professional organizations. Bobbi currently serves on the national CPA Advisory Council for the National Association of Surety Bond Producers and on the local boards of Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico, Associated Contractors of New Mexico, and the NM Energy Manufacturing Institute. Past Chairman of the Associate-Affiliate division of the New Mexico Building Branch, Associated General Contractors, Past President of the Santa Fe chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and a founding member of the Construction Program Advisory Council to the University of New Mexico. Graduated University of New Mexico ,BBA in Accounting, with distinction,1982,Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Member, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Jennifer Sinsabaugh is CEO of New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM MEP). Jennifer Sinsabaugh is an authority on creating and implementing strategic initiatives that result in company growth. In her capacity as CEO of, she builds long-term relationships and shepherds a solutions-oriented mission to build manufacturing in New Mexico. Her academic background and on-the-ground experience demonstrate the ability to analyze systems and processes, create efficiencies and seize opportunities for optimization that transform companies. Jennifer earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.B.A. in technology management from the University of New Mexico. Jennifer’s dedication to New Mexico and community businesses extends well beyond office hours; she is a project reviewer for economic development projects such as NMSBA, the Venture Acceleration Fund and Native American VAF, and she serves as an expert on panels at various business incubation events. She also serves on various boards and committees including the NM Energy Manufacturing Institute, the NVA Foundation, and the LANL Technology Commercialization Advisory Board.
Julia Wise is a project Manager for New Mexico Small Business Assistance a program that connects small businesses and entrepreneurs in New Mexico with technical assistance from the State’s National Labs, Universities, and other service providers. Dr. Wise has an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) and holds a MS. & Ph.D in geology from the University of Cincinnati. She taught geology at University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. More recently, she worked in technology transfer at the University of New Mexico and was the Director of the Office of Science of Technology at the New Mexico Economic Development Department before taking on her current position. Julia currently serves on the Board of the New Mexico Partnership, The BioScience Advisory Council at the Santa Fe Business Incubator, and is active in mentorship programs especially those relating to engaging girls in STEM.