Robin Dozier Otten was named recently as executive director of the Parker Center for Family Business (PCFB) at The University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. 

Otten is an independent contractor hired to provide services to the PCFB. Her duties include identifying family business needs and capacity in the Albuquerque-area. She will implement strategies and procedures for growing membership and services and new revenue sources to support the Parker Center.

“Robin Otten brings the vision and drive to the PCFB,” said ASM acting Dean Shawn Berman. “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."

“Working to facilitate the Parker Center’s mission to provide family businesses with opportunities to address their unique needs through outstanding educational programs is exciting to me,” said Otten. “A large percentage of New Mexico’s businesses are family businesses that make a significant contribution to our state’s economy. Helping them deal with the challenges they face will allow them to succeed now and for generations to come.”

Otten is president and CEO of RDO Strategic Consultants, LLC, a public-issues consulting firm founded in July 2003 in Albuquerque, N.M.  She is a UNM alumnus with a B.A. in government and received her law degree from the UNM School of Law in 1981.

Otten’s government experience includes serving as director of the Department of Family and Community Services at the City of Albuquerque during Mayor Richard J. Berry’s first term. 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 was in in the private practice of law at Otten, Vogel and Campbell, PC, a firm she began in 1987. She 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 (NAWBO) and secretary of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico. Otten recently acted as interim executive director at Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico.

The PCFB was founded by Linda H. and James M. Parker. In 2015, the UNM Board of Regents unanimously approved bringing it under the leadership of the business school. 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. 

For more information, visit Parker Center for Family Business.