ACES Staff

Max Luft

Dr. Max Luft, Interim Executive Director
505-269-2109

Brief Resume

During the past 50 years my primary pleasure has been to enjoy my family and raise four fantastic children. To support this endeavor I initially taught math and science to mid school through graduate school students in four states. In addition to direct instruction I worked as the Director of Testing for Albuquerque Public Schools and for a federally funded educational laboratory, owned a private educational consulting business that evaluated 500 federal and state funded programs in schools over a 10 state area, and started three educational services agencies, two of which were public entities and the third a non-profit.


Doug Whitaker, Accounting

Doug has extensive experience in finance as follows:

1971 to 1982: VP/Operations Specialist, Sun Trust Bank, Orlando, Florida
Managed daily operations of multiple branches.

1982 to 1995: VP/Cash Manager, First Interstate Banks of New Mexico
Managed an investment portfolio of $700M.

1995 to 2015: Treasury Manager for several government contracting companies
with oversight responsibility for A/P, A/R, billings and collections and treasury management.

2015: Retired from full-time employment as an Accounting Manager for a multi-national company with annual revenue over $1.7B.

Nancy Bangs, Bookkeeper

Nancy has extensive experience in finance and provides key bookkeeping services for ACES.


Andrea Solis
Manager of Substitute Services
505-263-6492

Andrea coordinates the ACES Substitute Services Program and works directly with schools to ensure that schools receive high-quality substitutes.

Amber Le
Employment Services System Manager
Maintenance Services Program Manager

As Manager for both the Employment Services System and the Maintenance Services Program, Amber provides two very important services to ACES Charter Schools.

As Employment Services System Manager, she posts and monitors vacancies for ACES Charter Schools who are subscribers of the Employment Services System.

As Maintenance Services Program Manager, she works directly with ACES Charter Schools and Cooperative Purchase Agreement Partners (CPA) to ensure that schools receive prompt, high-quality services.

Amber is a native New Mexican and received her education at the University of New Mexico. She has extensive experience in sales and customer service.  Her administrative and computer skills have guided her to ACES. She enjoys helping schools complete projects to make them shine and become their best.  Amber enjoys spending time with family and friends.