ACES Tech School Board Members
Vic Berniklau - Treasurer
Retired as a Senior Executive from the US Dept. of Energy after managing several organizational units in local DOE office, including MIS, Contracts, Facilities Planning and Budgets as well as initiated offices of Strategic Planning and Technology Transfer; With wife and son started two tech-based businesses achieving a level of $2M in annual revenue and 30 employees before turning businesses over to our son who continues their growth. Has BS in Mechanical Engineering, MA in Public Administration and an MBA; Taught at UNM at graduate level in Public Administration and Business Administration.
Jeff Blair was born in 1942 and grew up in the suburbs about 35 miles north east of New York City. He earned degrees in Industrial Engineering and an MBA. In 1967 he joined IBM where he lead teams to make the risk assessments of large complex computer system installations at NASA, General Dynamics and other institutions. In the 1980’s and 1990’s he served in various project and program manager roles in IBM’s Healthcare software division. In 1997 he was appointed by Congress to a Health Information Policy committee where he lead a team that made recommendations to Congress to accelerate healthcare’s transition into the information age. These recommendations became Federal law in 2009 with up to $ 45 Billion in funding. Jeff also served as Director of Healthcare Informatics at Lovelace Clinic Foundation in Albuquerque from 2006 to 2012. After retiring in 2012, he served on various public and private boards, committees and councils. He has two children and four grandchildren.
Ruth I. Bouldes - Board Vice President and Secretary
Ms. Ruth Bouldes is a retired Market Area Manager for General Motors Corporation, having held domestic and international positions in marketing, sales, and public relations for General Motors. She has worked as a consultant to General Motors dealerships in Phoenix, AZ and New Mexico, focusing on process improvement and increasing customer satisfaction and retention. She is currently a small business mentor with SCORE, the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation. Ms. Bouldes holds an MBA in Marketing Management from Fordham University
Theresa A. Carson
Ms. Theresa A. Carson is the President and CEO of the African American Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. She is retired from Sandia National Labs, where she held several positions in procurement and was a senior manager in supply chain integration. Ms. Carson is originally from Meridian, Mississippi, and moved to Albuquerque at a young age. She graduated from Albuquerque High, then completed her undergrad at the University of Albuquerque and her master's degree in Supply Chain Management at Webster University.
Judy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from University of Texas, Austin; a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Southern California and a U.S.P.S. Post-masters Fellowship in biomedical information from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Since retiring from the pharmaceutical industry in 2005, Judy has served on several Boards. She was chair of the Placitas Community Library Board helping raise funds and design of the new Library Building. She was Secretary of the New Mexico Jazz workshop for three years. Currently she is Board Secretary of the Placitas Artist Series.
Warren Wilhelm, Ph.D. - Board President
Since graduating from the Harvard Business School with both MBA and doctoral degrees specializing in Organizational Behavior, Warren Wilhelm has had a 40-year career focused on developing leaders. He has been a full-time Professor at the University of Colorado and Babson College, teaching leadership topics in their graduate business schools. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at several other graduate business schools, including Southern Methodist University, the University of Michigan, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and the University of Kuwait. He has taught Leadership Development programs in Italy, Singapore and Mexico.
During his career Warren has also been a senior executive in two large companies, Honeywell and BP. Throughout his career he has been a management consultant, helping companies develop their leadership talent. He is also an expert in organizational development and organizational change. His latest book, Learning Architectures, is in its second printing.
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