Deborah Peacock Confirmed For Second Term As NMT Regent

Deborah Peacock Confirmed For Second Term As NMT Regent

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Senate officially confirmed the appointment of Deborah Peacock to a second six-year term on the New Mexico Tech Board of Regents today.

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Deborah Peacock

New Mexico Tech Regent


“I am very pleased that Deborah has agreed to continue her service to New Mexico Tech,” university President Dr. Stephen Wells said. “Deborah has a long history with Tech, and I deeply value the working relationship that we have on behalf of our university.  Her steady influence will assure that we have strong leadership on the board for years to come. Deborah’s background in engineering and law is a perfect fit for New Mexico Tech.”

Peacock is the president/CEO and managing partner of Peacock Myers P.C., with offices in Albuquerque, Washington, D.C., New York, and Jenks, Okla. She is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney and Registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico and Colorado. Her expertise is in complex transactions, commercialization of leading-edge and disruptive technologies, and global branding.

Peacock earned a bachelor’s in metallurgical engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1978 and a law degree from Harvard University in 1985. She has been affiliated with the university since the 1990s when she was the lead attorney in the patent filing for the nicotine patch, which proved to be a lucrative invention for both New Mexico Tech and the patch inventor, Dr. Frank Etscorn.

In 2012, the N.M. Society of Professional Engineers honored Peacock with the Engineer of the Year Award. Her long list of awards includes the N.M. Distinguished Public Service Award, Best of Bar Award in 2009, and Distinguished Alumni award from CSM in 2013.

She and her husband, Nate Korn, live in Corrales. Peacock’s current term on the board will continue through 2022.

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