Global Ties ABQ Annual Meeting

September 14
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us for our Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 5PM. We will be voting on new Executive Committee members (Positions: Vice President and Secretary) for the Board of Directors and presenting an Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1st – September 30th). The slate approved for the incoming Vice President and Secretary is below. At this year’s Annual Meeting, we are also voting on amended Bylaws. Below you will find links to the current Bylaws and the new proposed Bylaws.

The meeting will take place at:

The UNM Science and Tech Park Auditorium
800 Bradbury Dr SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106

There is free parking available from the west side of the building. Going south on University Blvd, turn west on Basehart SE. Make the first left on Bradbury Dr SE. The free parking garage is the first structure on the right.

If you are unable to attend, please send in a Proxy Form by mail. You can also send in a copy via email. Click here to download and print: Proxy Form and Slate FY18

Map to Parking Garage and Auditorium

Annual Meeting Agenda 9.14


Current Bylaws

New Proposed Bylaws


Proposed Slate of Incoming Executive Officers for Fiscal Year 2018

Vice President (will become the future President)

Jill P. van Nortwick

Jill joined the Global Ties Board last September after being both a member and volunteer. Her exposure to new cultures started when her family moved to Iran when she was 9. Lucky enough to travel the world at an early age, her love of traveling and experiencing other cultures is steadfast. Jill currently works as principal consultant for curate impact, an intercultural consultancy service dedicated to helping boards and top management teams identify their values, establish patterns of behaviors for ethical decisions and discover and advance their vision.

Prior to her consultancy business, she worked in Australia and New Zealand for a multinational organization and then for the New Zealand government. She was a sought speaker on the subject of leading edge technology and worked to create and nurture a thriving economic cluster of software developers.

Since she moved back to the States, her experience has broadened to the nonprofit world, both as an ED and in various board roles. She is very excited about the future of Global Ties and is thrilled to be a part of the organization’s leadership.


Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer has been the Global Ties ABQ Secretary for the past year and Chair of the Membership Committee. She joined Global Ties in early 2016. She is a Senior Resource Development Officer at The Grant Plant, an organization that assists non-profit organizations with research, grant writing, and reporting. In her time with The Grant Plant, she has supported its growth and increased impact on the community. The Grant Plant has won over $77 million in awards since its founding. Last year alone, The Grant Plant brought in $20.4 million to its clients and is on track to meet or exceed that amount this year. Her experience is wide-ranging; she works with clients in sectors such as healthcare, education, social services, and workforce training.

Jennifer’s firm belief in the power of travel and international exposures to support mutual understanding has its roots as a teenager and she has studied and worked in a number of countries including Italy, Germany, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. Her values and perspectives have been strongly shaped by international and cross-cultural exchanges, as well as by her work supporting organizations that support some of New Mexico’s most marginalized residents.