REDW LLC, one of the Southwestâ€™s 10 largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms, is pleased to announce that Mike Chelius, CPA, a Principal in the Firmâ€™s Albuquerque office, has graduated the Leadership New Mexico 2017/18 program.
Each year Leadership New Mexico (LNM) selects a class of 40-45 leaders from across the state for its 10-month Core Program. Participants are selected for their commitment, motivation and interest in serving New Mexico and shaping its future, for their demonstrated history of voluntary leadership in community activities, and their record of accomplishments within their organization. LNM helps future leaders gain exposure to critical issues and access to leadership opportunities.
When asked about the impact the program will have on his leadership style, Mike replied, â€œIâ€™m more welcoming of new opportunities now, more willing to tackle the tough issues. We spent time in and got to know six different communities across New Mexico, from Taos to Las Cruces, and learned about what is important to them. This program is so important in helping New Mexico to make advances in health, economic development, education and environment.â€
As a principal of REDW, Mike has earned a reputation for his ability to creatively work with enterprises across New Mexico, helping them to preserve and grow their financial assets. He consults across a wide range of business needs, including corporate and personal tax planning, projections, retirement planning, and succession planning.
In 2017, Mike received the Outstanding Member in Public Practice Award by the New Mexico Society of CPAs. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico, and serves as a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization Mentor 2.0 program.