The 2019 Heroes Banquet was a great success!

It was a packed house on Saturday night at the 8th annual Heroes Banquet. New Mexicans from across the state convened at the Albuquerque Marriott on Saturday evening to honor first responders and veterans doing great things for New Mexico and in their communities. ReboundNM and our event partner, The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC), were honored to the have been joined by the Stroble family and members of the Roswell Fire Department to honor the life and service of fallen Hero Firefighter Jeff Stroble.

In addition to honoring the sacrifice of Jeff Stroble, we were privileged to recognize over 40 military veterans in attendance with a ten year commemorative NMBC challenge coin that cannot be bought but earned.   
This year’s Hero awards were also presented to: 
  • Business Leader: G. Matthew Allen – Mt. Taylor Manufacturing
  • Community leader: Lobo Little League ‘Challenger Division’ – Joshua and Heather Price
  • Young Leader: Benjamin Manatt
  • Elected Official: Representative Rebecca Dow

First Responder Heroes

  • Roswell Fire Department: Devin Graham, Chief; Tom Graham, Division Chief, and warren Aldrich, Lieutenant, Matt Miler, Roswell Fire Marshall
  • Albuquerque Ambulance Service: Commander Colin Garlie
  • Albuquerque Police Department Armed Robbery Unit: Commander Joseph Burke, Sergeant Hollie Anderson, Detective Tyler Burt, Detective Joe Lopez, Detective Isaac Romero, Detective Michael Shook, and Crime Analyst Josie Campos
  • Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms: Agent Sam Supnick
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: Agent Bryan Acee
The ceremony was even better because of our Co-Masters of Ceremony, Nancy Laflin from KOAT 7 and Bob Clark from KKOB Newsradio, and keynote speaker Rick Iannucci, the Executive Director at Horses for Heroes
This event was made possible with the support of our great sponsors:
Captain Level Sponsors: 
Consolidated Builders of New Mexico, Convention of States, 
Jalapeno Corporation, United Concordia Dental
Lieutenant Level Sponsors: 
Andy’s Painting, Cliff’s Amusement Park, PurLife, Sandia Casino, 
AccuStat Medical Transcription, Bank of the West, Exhib-It! 
First Responder Level Sponsors:
Achievement Gallery, Albuquerque Police officers Association, 
Farm Credit of NM, Isleta Casino, Presbyterian Healthcare, 
Pioneer Bank, SFFRW, Sport Surfaces, La Posta De Mesilla, US Eagle, 
Steve McKee 
Table Sponsors:
100 Club of NM, GAAR/CARNM, Menicucci Insurance, Route 66 Casino, 
Houston Wholesale Cars, NM Cattle Growers Association, 
U.S. Air Force Association, U.S. Army Association, Monroe’s restaurant, 
Charles Bombach and Co., Sun Tours, and Armstrong Energy