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Douglas Minge Brown: Resume

Dean Emeritus

University of New Mexico

Anderson School of Management



Unparalleled Experience:


Expert Witness, Numerous Jurisdictions.  2016 to Present. 

Have served attorneys in matters located in Alabama, Georgia, Montana, New Mexico, and Texas involving business practices, corporate governance, banking compliance, estate valuation, marketing, and medical billing.

Chair, University of New Mexico Board of Regents.  2019 to 2023. 

Responsible for the overall governance of the state’s flagship university, including 23,000 students, five campuses, and a $3.5B budget.

President and CEO, First National Bank of Santa Fe.  November 2014 to March 2015. 

Ran New Mexico’s oldest and largest commercial bank. This service was an interim position while completing the

selection  of the permanent CEO.


Dean, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico.  February 2009 to June 2014.  

Administered undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs involving 1,800 students.  The school has been fully re-accredited, has achieved record fundraising, and secured a commitment for a new building for the school. 


New Mexico State Treasurer. November 2005 to January 2007.  

Gubernatorial appointment to fix a scandal-ridden agency. Made key personnel changes, reduced staff by 20%, achieved a clean audit, brought yield on $5 billion portfolio from 46th in the U.S. to 7th, and the fund was awarded a AAA rating by Standard and Poor’s, their highest rating and a first for the state of New Mexico.


President and CEO of Private College 529 Plan. 1999 to October 2005.

Built an association from six to 300 private colleges and universities offering subscribers Private College 529 Plan, a prepaid tuition plan redeemable at any of the participating schools. Bloomberg and BusinessWeek both named it a “Best Product of the Year.”


President and CEO, Talbot Financial Services. 1990 to 1999. 

Co-founder of enterprise which grew from start-up to over $2 billion in annual sales nationwide. Firm became nation’s largest marketer of annuity products to major financial institutions. Sold to SAFECO Corp.

Other Positions:  Twenty-eight years in banking, including:


•  CEO, ABQ Corp, largest financial company in New Mexico, 1986-89.


•  Executive Vice President, Crocker Bank, 1984-86:

Headed Los Angeles area – 136 offices with 2,500 employees.


•  Senior Vice President and Marketing Director, Wells Fargo Bank, 1961-84:

Led all Wells Fargo marketing after being promoted from retail branch manager to regional manager to head of business services. Launched bank’s first ATM network and nation’s first electronic credit card authorization service. As Senior Vice President and Marketing Director, led five successive new product launches, each of which led California in market share.





Stanford University, AB and MBA (top 5% of class).



Directorship Experience:


Served as director for 18 for-profit companies in commercial and mortgage banking, land development, insurance brokerage, utility, oil and gas, and the internet. Was lead director of California Water Service (an NYSE company).  Currently serve as director of two land development companies and a software company.


Public Boards:


Have served as a member of the following New Mexico state boards:  Board of Finance, State Investment Council, Public Employees Retirement Association, Educational Retirement Board, Mortgage Finance Authority, Small Business Investment Council, Venture Capital Advisory Commission, and Private Equity Investment Advisory Committee, Governor’s Ethics Reform Task Force.



Community Service:


Served on over 30 different Boards and held 18 Board presidencies, including two terms as national head of Stanford University annual fund, Chair of Albuquerque United Way, Chair of Albuquerque Academy, and President of Albuquerque Community Foundation. Served as Trustee of Stanford University and as a Regent of the University of New Mexico. Past director of NPR, Washington, DC. Past President of Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and current Chair of Stanford’s Founding Grant Society.





  • Eagle Scout.

  • Both Outstanding Soldier and Honor Student (a first) while on active U.S. Army duty at Fort Meade, Maryland.

  • Winner of Gold Spike Award as Stanford’s top fund raiser.

  • Winner of 1983 national award by CASE as one of twelve volunteers in United States who contributed the most to the field of higher education.

  • Winner of 1989 “Vision” Award by the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, granted for business leadership.

  • In 1992, the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico honored his service to the school by creating the “Douglas M. Brown Endowed Professorship.”

  • Together with wife, Sarah, named as New Mexico’s Outstanding Philanthropists, 1996 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

  • Granted Arthur Spiegel Lifetime Achievement Award by United Way, 1999.

  • Named Albuquerque’s outstanding business couple by Financial Executives Institute, 2002.

  • Given 2007 Founder’s Award by Albuquerque Community Foundation. 

  • In 2013, named as “Top CEO of the Year” by Albuquerque Business First. 

  • Received Leadership New Mexico’s 2015 “Distinguished Leadership” award.

  • As a side venture, in 2002 founded which lists 200,000 discounted services for seniors nationwide. It attracts over 1 million unique visitors annually and was 2005 winner of “Aging and Business Award” from the American Society on Aging as the best small business in America serving the needs of senior citizens.



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