Executive Director of Police Oversight Board to Speak to APWF

Edward Harness

Edward Harness, Executive Director of Albuquerque’s Civilian Police Oversight Agency will speak to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends on Monday, October 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe (4316 The 25 Way) about the agency and the way it is working. He will also discuss issues of current concern.

Harness is a graduate of Marquette University Law School. Prior to law school, as a City of Milwaukee Police Officer, he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Management of Criminal Justice Operations from Concordia University.  He is a native Californian, served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman, and a City of Milwaukee Police Officer. Mr. Harness also served seven years as a volunteer Police Commissioner in Wisconsin.

During his 15 years in private practice of law, he was recognized as one of Milwaukee’s Top Rated Attorneys.  His practice areas were Consumer Rights, Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modifications, and Bankruptcy.  For a time he served on the US Postal Service’s Mediation Panel (REDESS), and was the Director of the Better Business Bureau’s Dispute Resolution Center.

In September 2015 the Civilian Police Oversight Agency Board selected him to be the first Executive Director of the CPOA.  He considers himself lucky to have seen and lived many places in the world. Like most he is a frustrated golfer.

New Mexico Press Women and Friends meet monthly on the second Monday. Anyone is welcome at meetings, but non-members will be charged an additional $5. Attendees order individual meals directly from the menu. APWF focuses on a wide variety of communication opportunities.

New Mexico Press Association Executive Director Sammy Lopez to speak to APWF

Sammy Lopez, NMPA Executive Director

Do you want to know the latest about what is happening in the print journalism world in New Mexico? Join Albuquerque Press Women and Friends on Monday, September 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe (4315 The 25 Way) to hear Sammy Lopez, the executive director of the New Mexico Press Association.

Lopez has a long history of working with New Mexico newspapers including the Daily Times in Farmington, the Carlsbad Current-Argus and the Las Cruces Sun-News. He’s experienced first hand the changing world of local journalism and will share his insights. He is a digital marketing executive and publisher. He also spends time working with non-profit organizations to build better communities. Lopez is a past president of the NMPA, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and has been awarded the William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award by the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

New Mexico Press Women and Friends meet monthly on the second Monday. Anyone is welcome at meetings, but non-members will be charged an additional $5. Attendees order individual meals directly from the menu. APWF focuses on a wide variety of communication opportunities.

Rob Schwartz will speak to Albuquerque Press Women

Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz

Albuquerque Press Women will host Rob Schwartz for our regular monthly meeting on June 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe (4315 The 25 Way NE).

Rob Schwartz is the Weihofen Professor Emeritus at the UNM School of Law, where he has been teaching health law and policy for over 40 years.  He has also served as General Counsel for the NM Human Services Department, as the first Chair of the NM Health Policy Commission, and as a World Health Organization consultant on health legislation in Tonga, Cambodia and Vietnam.  He was recently appointed to the UNM Board of Regents, where he serves as the Chair of the Health Sciences Center Committee.

This is our last meeting before our summer recess. We will reconvene in September.

Albuquerque Press Women welcome people in all fields of communication. We order from the menu and non-members are charged an additional $5. No reservation for this meeting is necessary.