Tony Gurule works as an energy specialist in the Municipal Development Department.
The Albuquerque Convention Center was fortunate enough to book the Indoor Track and Field Championships for 2010, 2011, and 2012. The City of Albuquerque was very proud in February that ESPN planned to broadcast live from our convention center during the semifinals of the championship events. The lighting that ESPN required was very specific and the task to meet that requirement was given to Tony.
Not only did Tony meet the strict lighting requirements, he also found a way to do it in the most energy efficient manner saving the City hundreds of dollars over the next several years. Tony also went above and beyond by discovering life-safety issues related to the emergency lighting for conventions center patrons. Tony coordinated the needed repairs to the generator to made sure it functioned properly. Had there been a power outage at the convention center, the patrons would have had no way to find the appropriate exits.
Tony's dedication to providing the highest level of service to the citizens of Albuquerque maximized energy efficiencies and found a potentially dangerous problem. Tony proudly earns this week's Employee of the Week.