John Chavez, president, New Mexico Angels and ASM Foundation Board Member, will be the featured speaker at a presented by the UNM Technology Business Plan Competition. Titled, "The New Mexico Angels: Investing in Innovation," the seminar will be held on Friday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Anderson School of Management rm. 1065. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP call 277-6172.

Chavez is the president of Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, a nationwide business development consulting firm. He is also the vice president Business Development at Financial Management Systems, a Chicago based financial services firm. Chavez has been an active angel investor since 2003. Prior to creating Tafoya and Brainerd Partners LLC, he was appointed by New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as the cabinet secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department and served for six years and as the president of the Federation of Taxation Administrators for one year.

The New Mexico Angels' mission is to provide opportunities where its members can obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in early-stage companies in New Mexico and the Southwest Region and accelerating them to market leadership. We work with the venture capital community and angel groups in the Southwestern area.

For more information, visit Technology Business Plan.