Vincent M. Soule
Vincent has been the Deputy Director of EPCOG since 2020. As Deputy Director, he provides advanced administrative assistance, assists with general management of programs and employees, assists the Executive Director with budget, policy, and other technical services. Vincent acts as the backup Chief Procurement Officer and Notary Public. Vincent started at EPCOG as the Transportation Planner in 2015.
Vincent's professional experience range from the private sector, nonprofit, and public sector. Prior to EPCOG, he worked with Clovis Community College as an Academic and ENLACE tutor, where he tutored mathematics and science. He comes from a family restaurant business where he still assists from time to time. After graduating from college, Vincent started as an inventory auditor for a local business branch of Harbison-Fischer, a part of ChampionX Artificial Lift.
Organizational associations includes New Mexico Association of Regional Councils (NewMARC), American Planning Association (including various divisions: Economic Development, Transportation Planning, Small Town and Rural Development, Housing and Community Development, and Regional & Intergovernmental Relations), the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), and the New Mexico Planning Association. Vincent is also involved with various boards and commissions including commissioner to the City of Clovis Planing & Zoning Commission, commissioner to the City of Clovis Charter Review Commission, Secretary to the Clovis Main Street Board (Chair for the Economic Development Committee), Secretary to the Clovis NAACP, member of the Clovis Salvation Army Board of Advisors, member of the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), and Board Member to the United Way of Eastern New Mexico (currently the Chair of the Volunteer Action Committee). His previous volunteerism and awards includes Statewide NAACP Chairman for Election Supervisory Committee in 2019, Director-at-Large for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional of Clovis Award, Graduate of Leadership Clovis program, Clovis Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), guest speaker for the Red Kettle Kick-Off for Clovis Salvation Army in 2018, Presiding Judge for multiple elections in Curry County, and Precinct Judge for City of Clovis elections.
A Clovis High School alumnus, Vincent graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Vincent is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration.
Vincent found his way to New Mexico from Iceland as a child due to his military family. Prior to Iceland, his family was located in Japan. After graduating high school, he moved to Albuquerque for a short while and returned to Clovis to assist with the family business. He married in Clovis and cares for his different animals which include chinchillas, snakes, cats, and a turtle. On his spare time, he reads, plays video games, learn new subjects, cooks various dishes (such as Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Thai).