New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Program Manager in Pesticide Compliance with New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA). She has been with NMDA for a total of 6 years in which she has held multiple positions in product registration and Case Development. She currently manages the Pesticide Enforcement & Compliance, Pesticide Disposal Program and the Worker Protection Standard.
She serves on the Association of Structural Pest Control Officials (ASPCRO) board as secretary.
She has a Bachelors in Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science and Masters in Agriculture Extension Education both from New Mexico State University.
Education and Training Manager
Rodney Klein graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and was hired by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an Investigator in 1992. Mr. Klein investigated individual complaints of employment discrimination, along with large class and systemic cases. He worked as a liaison between the EEOC and various fair employment practice agencies. He was also the San Antonio Office’s Charge Receipt Supervisor, responsible for receiving and processing all incoming discrimination complaints.
Currently, Mr. Klein is the Dallas District’s Outreach and Training Manager. He speaks to audiences about employment-related matters, the civil rights statutes, and the EEOC procedures, and he is a featured speaker at his office’s annual training seminar for employers.
Dr. J. Phillip King
John Clark Distinguished Professor
Associate Department Head
New Mexico State University
Dr. King is the John Clark Distinguished Professor and Associate Department Head in the Civil Engineering Department at New Mexico State University. His research includes river and groundwater system modeling and management, optimization and decision theory, basin-scale management and policy, and hydrologic forecasting. His activities also include National Science Foundation (NSF) funded projects to enhance the diversity of the country’s STEM workforce, including his current role as director of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.
Dr. King has worked with government agencies, irrigators, municipalities, Native American tribes, and environmental groups to develop new and innovative approaches to water management and education. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa, and as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the NSF.
Dr. King has a Ph.D. from Colorado State University, a B.S. from UC Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from NMSU. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico.