New Mexico Governor Announces Appointments

New Mexico Governor Announces Appointments

Governor Susana Martinez announced the appointment to 17 state positions.
SANTA FE -- Governor Susana Martinez announced the appointment of the Director of the Securities Division at the Regulation and Licensing Department as well as appointments to the Behavioral Health Planning Council, Commission for the Blind, State Early Learning Advisory Council, Economic Development Commission, Information Technology Commission, New Mexico Lottery Authority, Mining Safety Board, Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board, Parole Board, Public Employee Labor Relations Board, Trauma System Fund Authority, State Workforce Development Board, and the Youth Conservation Corps Commission. 

Alan Wilson of Albuquerque has been appointed as the Director of the Securities Division at the Regulation and Licensing Department. Wilson was the owner and attorney of Wilson Law Firm, P.C. where he has practiced in New Mexico and Texas, and, on a case-by-case basis, in Arizona and Colorado. Wilson generalized his practice in civil and commercial law. Wilson holds a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. 

Deborah Clark, Ph.D. of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Behavioral Health Planning Council. Dr. Clark is a peer specialist and parenting coach at the New Mexico Family Education Center in Albuquerque. Clark has extensive experience and is familiar with the behavioral health community and community-based organizations. Dr. Clark holds a Ph.D. and an M.Ed. in Special Education from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Adelphi University. 

James Babb of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Commission for the Blind. Babb is retired after thirty-four years of working as the area manager for the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission and as a vocational rehabilitation counselor at the Ohio Department of Services for the Blind. Babb holds an M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University and a B.A. in Sociology from Marietta (Ohio) College.
 
Raymond Jaramillo of Las Cruces has been appointed to the State Early Learning Advisory Council. Jaramillo is the assistant director at Alpha School, Inc. where he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the center, supervision and training of staff, maintaining supportive relationships with parents and children and implementing an appropriate daily curriculum. Jaramillo is currently attending classes at New Mexico State University. 

Larry Stolarczyk of Raton has been appointed to the Economic Development Commission. Stolarczyk is the President of Stolar Research Corporation, a research and development company specializing in state-of-the-art radio geophysics. Stolar is responsible for developing and prototyping a family of proprietary products that use electromagnetic radio waves in various applications. Stolarczyk holds an M.I.A. from Robert O. Anderson Graduate School of Management, an Sc.D. and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado. 

Doug Redmond of Portales has been appointed to the Economic Development Commission. Redmond is currently the executive director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation. Redmond directs the economic development activities for the city of Portales and Roosevelt County, as well as recruiting and retaining jobs and investments in the community. Redmond holds a B.S. in Political Science from Columbus State University. 

Peter Ambs of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Information Technology Commission. Ambs is currently the CIO for the City of Albuquerque. Among other functions, Ambs is responsible for the performance of turnaround efforts as well as aligning IT with the requirements and needs of the City Albuquerque and its citizens. Ambs holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. from the College of Santa Fe. 

Paul Guerin, Ph.D. of Albuquerque has been appointed to the New Mexico Lottery Authority. Guerin is a senior research scientist and principal investigator at the University of New Mexico. Guerin also owns and operates Paul Guerin Consulting. Guerin holds a Ph.D., M.A. and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of New Mexico. 

Jeff Cook of Grants has been appointed to the Mining Safety Board. Cook is the coal prep plant operator and step-up supervisor for Peabody New Mexico Services LLC. Cook has over twenty-three years of experience in leadership and management of personnel and equipment. Cook is a lifelong resident of Grants and a graduate of Grants High School. 

William Carter of Tijeras has been appointed to the Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission. Carter is the president and safety consultant for Safety Counselling, Inc. Carter is responsible for inspections and makes recommendations to prevent violations of all recognized safety standards such as OSHA, NFP codes, NEC, and National and State Natural Gas and Propane Codes. Carter holds a B.U.S. in Business from the University of New Mexico. 

Bryan Drennan of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission. Drennan is retired after forty-four years in the electrical, construction and safety industry. The last twenty-six years of Drennans career was spent as a distinguished member of technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Drennan holds an M.S. in Construction Management Program Completion, an M.S. in Technological Education and Training Development, and a B.S. in Communications from the University of New Mexico. 

James Jones of Jemez Springs has been appointed to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board. Jones is the Deputy Associate Director at Los Alamos National Security LLC where he has worked for the past twenty-three years. Jones has also worked as the reserve conservation officer with the Department of Game and Fish for over twenty years. Jones holds an Associates degree in Mechanical Technology from New Mexico State University. 

Rick Alcon of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board. He is the CEO and owner of R&S Powersports Group and the president of Dynamic Promotions, Inc. Alcon served as the past Chairman of the New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board. Alcon holds a B.B.A. from the University of New Mexico. 

Verna Morris of Albuquerque has been reappointed to the Parole Board. Morris is retired after thirty years of working at the Second Judicial District Attorneys Office, where she ended here career as a victim advocate coordinator in the felony division. She has served on the Parole board since 2007. 

James Shaffner of Los Lunas has been appointed to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board. Shaffner is retired after twenty-six years of being the director of facilities at New Mexico Tech, Campus Station, in Socorro. He was responsible for coordinating, planning, and directing the maintenance and operations for the university facilities department. Shaffner holds a B.S. from Eastern New Mexico University. 

Pete Bellows of Las Cruces has been appointed to the Trauma System Fund Authority. Bellows is an EMT and has served the State for thirty-eight years. He has experience with private ambulance services and professional fire departments, and worked as an ER tech in a community hospital. Bellows also serves on the Statewide EMS Advisory Board and is the President of the New Mexico EMT Association. 

Julia Vasquez of Ribera has been appointed to the State Workforce Development Board. Vasquez is the manager of organizational development at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. She is responsible for competencies, certifications, continuing education and alignment with organizational values. Vasquez holds an M.S. and a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. 

Cindy Lovato-Farmer of Albuquerque has been appointed to the Youth Conservation Corps Commission. Lovato-Farmer is the senior attorney in the Legal Infrastructure Support Center at Sandia National Laboratories. She provides legal advice and counsel to all levels of management on a wide range of employment law matters. Lovato-Farmer holds a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law and a B.A. from New Mexico State University. 
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