About SEA

Sandoval Economic Alliance (SEA) is a private, not-for-profit economic development corporation established to strengthen and diversify the economic base of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County, New Mexico.

SEA provides a broad range of free and confidential services to businesses and industries considering new locations for expansion, relocation, or consolidation. Corporation services include identifying available sites and facilities, accessing applicable local and statewide business support and incentive programs, and economic and workforce research. SEA also assists existing Sandoval County and Rio Rancho companies through our Retention and Expansion program, called CORE.


Leading the Attraction, Expansion, and Development of the Economic-Base Economy for Rio Rancho and Sandoval County.


Stewardship and Service: SEA effectively and efficiently uses its resources for the greatest positive economic impact in service to all residents of Sandoval County.

Accountability: SEA is accountable to all Partners and citizens of Sandoval County to foster economic-base growth and prosperity.

Results through Exceptional Performance: SEA creates substantive economic results through the highest level of organizational effectiveness and is never satisfied with past results.

Collaboration: SEA values and employs collaboration internally and externally to achieve its mission.

Innovation and Creativity: SEA constantly seeks new ways of accomplishing its mission and goals that will result in substantive positive impacts.

Agility and Adaptation: SEA recognizes that the economic environment is constantly evolving, and the organization must be prepared to quickly seize opportunities possibly using different approaches.

Tenacity: SEA consistently exerts maximum efforts that are legal, moral and ethical to accomplish its mission and never surrenders.

SEA Staff

Board of Directors


Chair: JR Allison, JR Allison, Ltd
Immediate Past Chair: Gary Saiz, Hillcrest Bank
Secretary: Pierce Runnels, Geobrugg North America, LLC
Treasurer: Joe Sierra, Century Bank


Finance Committee Chair: Gary Saiz, Hillcrest Bank
Partner Engagement Committee Chair: Mike Skolnick, Excalibur Realty
Partner Recruitment & Retention: Melissa Gomez, JB Henderson Construction
Product Development Committee Chair: Michelle Franks, Studio Southwest Architects
Board Development Committee Chair:
Retention & Expansion Committee Chair: Tom Novak, Klinger Constructors


JR Allison, Retired
Michael Baker, Rio Rancho Public Schools
Phil Casaus, Brycon
Dora Dominguez, Sandoval County Director of Economic Development
Erika Edgerly, Intel Corporation
Michelle Franks, Studio Southwest Architects
Melissa Gomez, JB Henderson Construction
Gary Housley, Don Chalmers Ford
Erin Johnson-Kruft, CNM
Tom Novak, Klinger Constructors
Dave Patterson, Insight Lighting
Pierce Runnels, Geobrugg North America, LLC
Gary Saiz, Hillcrest Bank
Joe Sierra, Century Bank
Matt Spangler, Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco
Scott Thompson, Wells Fargo Bank
Mike Skolnick, Excalibur Realty & Investments
Ed Smith, Edit House Productions
Scott Thompson, Wells Fargo

Alliance Partners








Affordable Solar
AMREP Southwest
Bank of Albuquerque
Business Environments
Century Bank
Consensus Planning, Inc.
FatPipe Rio Rancho
Geobrugg North America, LLC
Goodmans Interior Structures
Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico
J.B. Henderson Construction
JR Allison
NM Angels
NM Bank & Trust
New Mexico Highlands University
NM Solar Group
Nusenda Credit Union
Old Republic Title
Perfection Honda
SDV Construction
Springer 5 Investments
State Farm: Joanna Boothe
Studio Southwest Architects, Inc.
US Bank
Washington Federal Bank
X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C.


Confidentiality Commitment

Sandoval Economic Alliance (SEA) will protect the privacy and confidentiality of non-public personal or business-related information which you may provide during the course of using SEA services. It is understood that SEA may disclose your information to its employees who require such information for the purpose of providing these services. Non-public personal or business-related information which you provide will not be disclosed to a third party without your permission. At no time will confidential information be placed on cloud-based servers.

Contact Us


1201 Rio Rancho Blvd Suite C
Rio Rancho, NM 87124


Phone: (505) 891-4305
Email: info@sea-nm.com