Laura Mathers Conniff was born in Illinois, but she’s a New Mexico woman through and through. She moved to Las Cruces in 1965, but anyone who knows her knows she is really a Las Cruces native at heart.
Laura is the former owner of Mathers Realty, Inc., a family owned and operated real estate company for almost 50 years and joined Steinborn & Associates Real Estate in the fall of 2017 when Mathers and Steinborn combined their property management services.
Laura’s husband John is a pediatric dentist. She has 2 children, 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. Family and service have always been at the forefront of what Laura does. And as co-chair of the NMSU Aggies Tough Enough To Wear Pink program, she found an impassioned role and brought her experience as a breast cancer survivor to benefit all those who may face the same disease at some point in their own lives. Like many others in the Aggie Community, she gives of her experience and time in the fight against breast cancer.
Awards & Designations
• Past Chair, 1st Woman to serve as President of NMSU Foundation
• NMSU Board of Regents 2002-2012 (board chair 3 times)
• Member of NM Spaceport Authority
• Member of First American Bank Board of Directors
• Member of Borderplex Alliances
• Member of Las Cruces Forum
• Past member of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch Board of Directors
• New Mexico Amigo
• Past Member of the Mesilla Valley Hospice Board of Directors
• Founding member of Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Board of Directors
• 2011 Las Cruces Mayor’s Distinguished Service Award
• 2011 Las Cruces Association of Realtors Las Cruces Citizen of the Year
• 2012 Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year
• 2013 Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber Citizen of the Year
• 2014 Las Cruces Association of Realtors Citizen of the Year
• 2017 New Mexico Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
• NMSU College of Business Hall of Fame Inductee
• Distinguished Alumna of NMSU College of Business Administration & Economics
• Branding Iron Award
• James Cole Memorial Award for Service
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