The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce has named Debbi Moore as its new president and CEO.
Moore comes to Las Cruces after 14 years as president and CEO of the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“This is a great opportunity to join a great chamber,” Moore said. “The chamber has a four-star accreditation and there are great people involved in the chamber and also in the community.”
She will assume the post at the beginning of May.
“I love Las Cruces,” said Moore who, along with her husband, has family in both Doña Ana and Alamogordo. “Having watched it from afar, I can tell there is a strong sense of community. There is great history there, and the people treasure that while also being forward looking and dedicated to the community.”
Moore began working with chambers of commerce in the early 1980s in Waxahachie, Texas, where she earned degrees in business administration and education at Southwestern College.
She has lived in New Mexico since 1984. Moore worked with the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce from 1990-95, serving as administrative coordinator and then executive vice president. From 1997-99, she worked with the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, serving as director of small, growing and international business.
“Change often finds us in and sends us on a wonderful, new journey,” Moore said. “This was such a moment. Leaving what I have known for the past 14 years was not an easy decision, but rather one that came after hours of contemplation and thinking. I am certainly excited about this new adventure in my career and life.”
From 1999-2002, Moore worked at the American Diabetes Association New Mexico area office, developing income through events and fund raising.
During her time in Rio Rancho, Moore worked on boards and councils serving several organizations, including Central New Mexico Community College, Sandoval County Small Business Development Center, Rio Rancho Community Foundation, Lovelace Westside Hospital, YWCA, the Governor’s Small Business Task Force and many more.
Moore replaces former GLCCC President and CEO Bill Allen, who left the chamber in December to take a similar post in Midland, Michigan.