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SOE's Hurd-Knief Recognized Among '2009 Women of Influence'

April 15, 2009

Pam Hurd-Knief is among the 2009 Women of Influence, as named by the New Mexico Business Weekly. The 31 women represented the spectrum of business and industry – trades, law, banking, real estate, banking, arts and education. Hurd-Knief, senior director of development for the School of Engineering, stood out as UNM’s sole recipient.

New Mexico Business Weekly reporter Damon Scott wrote, “UNM has benefited from her fundraising energies for the past decade, as she raised money for the School of Architecture and Planning and now the School of Engineering.”

Hurd-Knief said it was “an honor” to raise money for the School of Architecture and Planning and that it was both gratifying and satisfying to watch the building go up.

Hurd-Knief also served concurrently as director of Major Gifts at the UNM Foundation and the interim associate vice president for Development.
Hurd-Knief, who earned a master’s in fundraising from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals ethics committee; The Arc of New Mexico board member; Samaritan Counseling Center Foundation board member; and Albuquerque Rape Crisis board member.