Ernie C’deBaca


Ernie C'deBaca
Ernie C’deBaca is the CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce since July 20-17. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Convention and Tourism for the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Ernie began in that capacity in January 2016 after he retired from PNM, having worked there for 38 years and serving the past 20 years as its Vice President of Governmental Affairs.

Ernie was also a long-serving Board Member at the Chamber and was its chair in 2006. In his current capacity, Ernie leads a department that sells Albuquerque as a destination for Hispanic and Native American tourism, conventions, conferences and events.

Ernie also has previously served on boards of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Utilities Executives for Change, and the Bernalillo County/City of Albuquerque Unification Charter Commission.

Ernie has been married to his beautiful wife Geri for 40 years, has two sons, Rob and Seth, a daughter-in-law Ali and a grandson Grady. Grady rules the world.

Discussion Topic

Ernie will be leading the educational roundtable, Increase YOUR Business Locally with the City and Laboratories, at Table #10.



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