Terri Nikole Baca
President – AT&T New Mexico
As state president, Terri Nikole leads all external, government and public affairs efforts in New Mexico, focused on supporting infrastructure investment and community engagement statewide. Terri Nikole joined AT&T after serving as senior vice president of public policy at the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Terri Nikole managed the development of the Chamber’s policy positions on a variety of issues impacting the business community. Terri Nikole also oversaw the Chamber’s government relations strategy and execution of city, county and state advocacy plans. Terri Nikole's professional experience includes project management, public relations and government affairs, and state, federal and tribal government policymaking. Prior to joining the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Terri Nikole served as policy director for a national education nonprofit, where she advanced policy initiatives to support STEM education and workforce development. Before her work in the nonprofit sector, Terri Nikole spent several years on Capitol Hill serving as legislative counsel to U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján where she worked on telecommunications, energy, science, technology, and education issues.
Terri Nikole was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and holds a BBA in Finance and a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico. Her professional memberships include the State Bar of New Mexico, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association and New Mexico Women’s Bar Association. Her board memberships include New Mexico First, the New Mexico Technology Council, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation. Terri Nikole is a proud UNM Lobo and serves as vice-chair for the UNM Anderson School of Management Alumni Council.