Mark your calendars! Connect to Success is scheduled for April 12. Please join us to hear from local tools and programs that can help your business grow and expand. Please contact the Albuquerque Economic Development Existing Business Development for more information on programs that can help your business: 505-246-6200 or



2017 Connect to Success Event Photos

Excellent event! Made some important contacts and got some really good information and ideas to move forward with! Thanks!
— 2017 Connect to Success Workshop attendee

Connect to Success Workshop Agenda: TBA


Connect to Success is presented by:


Connect to Success Speakers


Bob Walton

Vice President of Business Development, Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc.


In his role with AED, Bob assists local companies with their plans to grow and expand. He is a manufacturing executive with over 35 years of experience, primarily working for Fortune 100 companies. He spent three years in Tokyo and Seoul as general manager of the AlliedSignal Turbocharger businesses. Throughout his career he was responsible for the construction and start up of over 3 million square feet of manufacturing facilities in the United States, Venezuela, Haiti, Mexico, Japan and Korea.



Dennis Houston

Existing Business Development Consultant, Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc.

Dennis Houston’s executive career as a controller, chief financial officer and corporate officer has spanned over 30 years and includes positions in private industry working at Envirco, Ktech Corp, and General Technology Corp. He has supported Albuquerque Economic Development and the City of Albuquerque in local existing business development program efforts for the past 12 years. Dennis has a bachelor’s of business administration degree from UNM’s Anderson School of Management. He is a Certified Management Accountant and serves on the New Mexico Public Accountancy Board.