According to a University release, Robin Dozier Otten was named the next executive director of the Parker Center for Family Business at the Anderson School of Management.

As an independent contractor hired to provide services to the center, Otten’s duties include identifying family business needs and capacity in the Albuquerque area, according to the release. She will be working to implement strategies and procedures for growing membership, services and new revenue sources to support the Parker Center.

“Robin Otten brings the vision and drive to the PCFB,” ASM acting Dean Shawn Berman was quoted as saying in the press release. “This will allow the Parker Center to enhance and grow the role it plays in helping family businesses. I look forward to working with her to fully leverage the synergies between the PCFB and the Anderson School."

According to the release, Otten is a UNM alumna with a bachelor’s in government, and went on to receive her law degree from the UNM School of Law in 1981. She is the president and CEO of RDO Strategic Consultants, LLC, a loca public issues consulting firm in Albuquerque.

Otten’s government experience includes serving as director of the Department of Family and Community Services during Mayor Richard Berry’s first term, according to the release.

She also worked eight years on former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s cabinet, first as Regulation and Licensing Department superintendent and later as Human Services Department secretary.

Otten also has extensive experience in the non-profit arena, currently serving as president of Heading Home, vice-president of NM Appleseed, secretary/treasurer of the Northern New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and secretary of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, according to the release.

The PCFB was founded by Linda and James Parker. In 2015, the Board of Regents unanimously approved bringing it under the leadership of Anderson, according to the release. The PCFB brings in nationally recognized, expert speakers in all areas of family business through symposiums and dinners open to its members and the business community as a whole.

Matthew Reisen is the news editor at the Daily Lobo. He can be reached at or on Twitter @MReisen88.