BoardTerry Brunner, MA
Terry Brunner, MA
After spending more than 20 years in New Mexico public policy and community development, Terry helped found Grow New Mexico as a fiscally-sponsored project of The Grants Collective to continue his work to advance New Mexico communities. After two years, Grow and the Collective officially merged and Terry became CEO. Prior to founding Grow New Mexico, Terry spent 7 years as President Obama’s appointee to the position of USDA New Mexico State Director for Rural Development. During that time, he managed investments of more than $1 billion in housing, small business, renewable energy, and utilities in rural areas throughout New Mexico. Before his time at USDA he served as former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman’s State Director for 7 years. Terry holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona and a M.A. In Latin American Studies with an emphasis in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico.