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Staff Bio

Kim Blueher

Kim Blueher
Director Emeritus of Lending

Kim officially retired from WESST at the end of 2020. She received her MBA in Finance from the UNM Anderson School of Management in 1982 and spent the next 8 years in banking as a commercial loan officer in Arizona and New Mexico. When WESST started in 1990, she joined to set up the micro-loan program, which she deftly managed until her retirement. She continues to teach classes in Albuquerque on business planning and financial projections as her schedule allows. Kim is passionate about the outdoors, and spends  as much time as she can biking, hiking, skiing and fly fishing while attempting to relax and enjoy retirement.