New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards 2000
31st Year
Recognizing Those Committed to Making a Difference
Wayne E. Bingham
Wayne E. Bingham, an Albuquerque attorney, currently serves as a member and chair of the Board of Regents of New Mexico Highlands University. His leadership helped to boost the university's national ranking significantly during the past three years. In eleven years with the New Mexico State Apprenticeship Council, Wayne led the expansion of apprenticeship programs aimed at better educating New Mexico's work force.
In the late 1980's, he was a member and Vice President of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools. While serving as a member and chair of the New Mexico Children's Trust Fund Board, he helped fund programs for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, ultimately serving on the national board.
In the private sector, Wayne has supported the Boy Scouts of America for over 35 years, serving concurrently as President of the Great Southwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America, serving on the BSA's National Executive Board, and as National President of the National Eagle Scout Association, succeeding former Apollo astronaut James Lovell. While President of the Great Southwest Council, he was the leader in such nationwide initiatives as "Character Counts".
Mr. Bingham served for over ten years on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, including serving on the national board, and two terms as a director with the Rio Grande Underground Contractors Association, New Mexico's Workforce Development Board and, a member of the City of Albuquerque's Personnel Board.