David Hampton Joins Rio Grande Foundation Board

David Hampton


The Rio Grande Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors.

Our first addition is David Hampton of White Rock. Hampton ran for the Legislature in 2020 and stated that RGF was instrumental in providing him with data and analysis on important issues, which served as the foundation of many of the opinions he expressed in public. Now that the campaign is over, Hampton noted that RGF’s role is even more important, as RGF continues to try to shape culture and worldview in support of the next election cycle.

Hampton is retired from LANL, having served as a cost and schedule analyst for many years in support of project and program management.

The second new board member, Tamara Olive is a Client Executive, Vice President with HUB New Mexico based in Albuquerque. She I was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in New Mexico. great grandparents founded Cliff’s Amusement Park in 1959.

She has seen the challenges they (and other businesses) are facing. Tamara has seen the devastation of locally owned businesses closing and is concerned about our states policies. In her professional work she focuses on New Mexico-based businesses and works on understanding her clients’ business, dangers, opportunities and strengths.