The Executive Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation is Patrick Vanderpool. Patrick is a Certified Economic Developer and member of the International Development Council’s education and certification committee. He has also received the designation as an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council.
Patrick is a Past President of the New Mexico Rural Alliance, twenty year sponsor of the New Mexico Rural Development Forum, a Past President of the Eastern New Mexico Economic Development Alliance, a Past President of NMIDEA, the New Mexico economic developer’s executives association, and a former member of the Executive Board of Class 4 Winds and Renewables. He is an Emeritus Member of the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program, a service of Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs.
Prior to serving as Executive Director of the Greater Tucumcari EDC, Patrick served as Executive Director of the Pampa, TX, Chamber of Commerce, as Economic Development Specialist for US Senator Pete Domenici, as Director of the New Mexico Rural Development Response Council, and Executive Director of TechConex, a workforce development non-profit based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Patrick is a Past President of the Tucumcari and Moriarty Rotary Clubs.