CNM VP Samantha Sengel Selected for Jennifer Riordan Woman of Influence Award

February 06, 2020

photo of Samantha SengelCNM Vice President for Advancement & Enrollment Strategy Samantha Sengel and Kara Bobroff, the founder of the Native American Community Academy that is now located on CNM’s Main Campus, were selected as co-winners of the first Jennifer Riordan Woman of Influence Community Impact Award.

Albuquerque Business First created the award in honor of Riordan, a longtime and highly regarded business leader and philanthropist in Albuquerque who died in a tragic plane incident in 2018.

“Kara Bobroff and Jennifer Riordan are both women I admire and find truly inspiring,” Sengel told the Business First. “It is a true honor to be considered worthy of and included in this recognition alongside Kara. She represents true integrity, commitment to community and inspiring action for the greater good.”

Bobroff now works for the New Mexico Public Education Department as deputy secretary of identity, equity and transformation.

For nearly 20 years, Sengel has been serving in leadership roles at CNM. She’s active in the community, serving on the boards of the Kirtland Partnership Committee, Mid-Region Council of Governments, the UNM School of Engineering Dean’s Industry & Innovation Board, the CNM Foundation, the CNM Ingenuity Finance Committee, and she’s also a local Girl Scout troop leader.