AREA’s office is in Albuquerque, where our dedicated staff is ready to assist you.

Mary Tieman

Chief Operations Officer

Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance (AREA)


Mary Tieman moved to Albuquerque from Sierra Vista, Arizona in the fall of 2018 after living in southern Arizona for 14 years. Mary has a true passion for economic development, mentoring entrepreneurs, technology, education and supporting local business.

In August of 2019 she accepted a role with the New Mexico Technology Council as the Community Relations and Membership Development Director where she worked with technology industry leaders to create partnerships and professional development opportunities.

While living in Arizona, she served as the Executive Director of the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce representing 540 businesses across the southern Arizona region. An active community leader, Mary served on the Arizona Workforce Development Board of Directors, Arizona Association of Economic Development, Western Regional Chamber Executives, and was appointed Commissioner for the City of Sierra Vista Tourism Commission from 2012 to 2018. She was extremely honored to manage the Sierra Vista Leadership Program for four years. Prior to leading the Chamber, Mary was a part of the executive team for the Cochise Private Industry Council, which oversees the Arizona Workforce Development programs and the Center for Academic Success school.

Mary is continually focusing on ways to give back to the community. After relocating to Albuquerque, one of the first things she did was attend a Rotary meeting. Mary has been a proud member of the Del Norte Rotary since November 2018 and is currently President Elect. She was extremely honored to be selected as Rotarian of the year in 2019. Mary has also served as President of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) in Albuquerque. Her diverse career, education, and experience has provided her the opportunity and privilege to hold  some exciting roles, and this is a brief overview of the organizations she has supported.

Mary and her husband Allen have two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, Mary enjoys traveling, sightseeing, history, cooking, music, and sharing great food and wine with friends.

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