Affeldt appointed to governor’s Economic Recovery Council

Affeldt appointed to governor’s Economic Recovery Council

From the Las Vegas Optic

Hospitality entrepreneur and philanthropist Allan Affeldt, who owns the Plaza and La Castañeda hotels in Las Vegas, has been selected as one of 15 business and labor leaders from across New Mexico to advise Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on strategies for reopening businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the creation of the New Mexico Economic Recovery Council last week during a virtual press conference streamed on Facebook and YouTube. According to the governor’s office, those selected to the council represent a broad swath of New Mexico’s business community, including representatives from tech industries, film, agriculture, tourism and hospitality.

“If we’re smart and patient about how we move forward, New Mexicans can show the rest of the country how it’s done,” Lujan Grisham said in a statement.

Affeldt told the Optic he was pleased to be a part of the council and praised the governor for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic in New Mexico.