Jay D. Rosenblum, DNHS Class of 1974, was chosen Business Lawyer of the Year for 2017 by the State Bar of New Mexico’s Business Law Section for his contributions to business law and to New Mexico. Jay has practiced law in Albuquerque for 35 years and has served as managing partner of Sutin, Thayer & Browne since January 1, 2000. His practice includes business design, corporate and estate work, and philanthropic legal matters. He currently serves on the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce board of directors and as a private trustee for a Colorado philanthropic foundation. He also serves on the board of directors of the Parker Center for Family Business, a nonprofit affiliate of University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. He has served as past chair of the New Mexico Community Foundation and was a recipient of the 2013 Zia Award, a recognition annually given to distinguished alumni of UNM.
Jay’s avocation is playing bass for New Mexico’s western swing band, the Curio Cowboys, and its various swing and country offshoots. The Curios were winners of the New Mexico Music Award for Best Instrumental in 2017.