Prosperity Works is pleased to announce the hiring of Ann Lyn Hall as the Chief Executive Officer of Prosperity Works. She will replace founder and current CEO Ona Porter. Prosperity Works was established in 1996 with the goal of addressing poverty among New Mexicans. Approximately 20% of our state population lives in poverty, the figure for children is 25%, ranking NM 48th in the United States in child poverty.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Ms. Hall’s experience and reputation on our team”, stated Juan Abeyta, Board President. Ms. Hall most recently served as Executive Director, Student Workforce Success at Central New Mexico Community College. She joined Prosperity Works on February 14th.
“I have been a fan of Prosperity Works for many years and I am very excited to join the Prosperity Works team to support the mission of economic prosperity for all New Mexicans,” commented Ms. Hall. “I am eager to work with the Prosperity Works Board and partners to continue to build on the compelling outcomes that Prosperity Works has achieved over the years. I am overjoyed to get to work with a leader of the caliber and reputation like Ona Porter.”
Prosperity Works utilizes a dual-pronged anti-poverty tack that includes "out of poverty" and "ending poverty" strategies. Out of poverty strategies connect individuals and families with change-making assets—such as Child Savings Accounts, Individual Development Accounts, ﬁnancial capability training, and sustainable household energy assistance. Ending poverty strategies involve policy advocacy to remove barriers to opportunity that limit the asset-building capacity of historically marginalized communities, such as predatory lending.
“We owe a great deal of gratitude to Ona Porter, who has worked tirelessly on behalf of communities across New Mexico to ensure that all residents can prosper and thrive”, Abeyta commented. Ms. Porter will continue to lead on sustainable household energy efforts at Prosperity Works.
Prosperity Works Staff