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Grant Taylor
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A New Mexico business-news outlet announced Thursday its 20 honorees for an annual event recognizing New Mexico’s top executives. Among them was Artesia native Grant Taylor.

Albuquerque Business First (ABF), formerly known as New Mexico Business Weekly, “recognizes the ambition, effort and time these leaders put in every day” through its “Top CEOs” awards, the announcement read.

Taylor is the president and CEO of the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce. Since the awards’ inception in 2009, Taylor is the third community chamber executive to be recognized by ABF. Others included Bill Lee (Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce, 2013) and Debbie Reddout Moore (Rio Rancho, 2012).

The ABF announcement says CEOs were nominated by the public, then asked to submit an application with information about personal achievements, leadership and community involvement. Applications were then evaluated by a panel of five judges, which selected the 20 Top CEOs.

Taylor gave a nod to the influence of his Artesia roots on “who I am and where I am” in a Facebook post about the announcement. “It’s great to be a Bulldog,” he wrote.

Taylor also credited his parents, Artesia residents Mary Kay and Randy McCollum.

“I could do little without the wisdom and encouragement from my folks,” he wrote.

This year’s Top CEOs honorees will be feted at an Oct. 22 networking reception and awards luncheon at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

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