Ursula Slavens

Ursula is a New Mexico native with an industrial engineering degree from New Mexico State University.  She began her career 25 years ago at Intel Corporation’s semiconductor manufacturing site in Rio Rancho, NM. During that time, she gained a broad spectrum of experience by seeking various roles within many different departments. These roles included industrial engineer, team leader, manager, organization development specialist, strategic planner, program manager, and lean manufacturing engineer. She is also a skilled facilitator and trainer with specialization in strategic planning, Lean principles/application, and management/leadership development.

Although most of her career was spent in the corporate world, several years ago she and her husband invested in a small business (Certified Packing & Crating) in Albuquerque, NM. Ursula spent over a year running that business full time, which has given her a hands-on understanding of the challenges and opportunities for small businesses in New Mexico. Now, as an Innovation Director for New Mexico MEP, she is excited about merging her experience in corporate and small business while learning new tools and methods to help New Mexico businesses get the results they are looking for.

When not working to grow business in New Mexico, she enjoys spending time with her growing family and playing with her three canine companions. She also loves to run and work on DIY home projects. When time allows, she volunteers for Animal Humane New Mexico as a puppy foster parent.

“My first two months an NM MEP have been enlightening and gratifying. I have learned so much about how this organization serves the community and have enjoyed my time with clients helping them grow and become more profitable.”