Governance

The NMFA Board of Directors is composed of eleven members. Six ex-officio members with voting privileges include the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration; the Secretary of Economic Development; the Secretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources; the Secretary of the Environment Department; the Executive Director of the New Mexico Municipal League and the Executive Director of the New Mexico Association of Counties. The Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoints five members to the NMFA Board including the chief financial officer of an institution of higher education and four members who are residents of the state. The appointed members serve at the pleasure of the governor and are appointed to four-year terms.

The NMFA Bylaws provide the fundamental principles of NMFA’s structure, directors and officers. The NMFA Board maintains five standing committees each with specified responsibilities set forth in its committee charter.

NMFA Board of Directors

NAME POSITION
Ms. Katherine Miller NMFA Chair; Santa Fe County Manager
Mr. Andrew Burke SVP for Administration & Finance, New Mexico State University
Mr. A.J. Forte Executive Director, New Mexico Municipal League
Ms. Leslie Nathanson Juris NMFA Secretary; Public Member
Mr. James Kenney Secretary, Environment Department
Ms. Alicia Keyes Secretary, Economic Development Department
Mr. Steve Kopelman NMFA Vice Chair; Executive Director, New Mexico Counties
Mr. David Martinez Public Member
Ms. Sarah Cottrell Propst Secretary, Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Ms. Debbie Romero Acting Secretary, Department of Finance and Administration
Mr. Martin Suazo Public Member

 

Executive Committee
NAME POSITION
Ms. Katherine Miller NMFA Chair; Santa Fe County Manager
Steve Kopelman NMFA Vice-Chair; Executive Director, New Mexico Counties
Leslie Nathanson Juris NMFA Secretary, Public Member
A.J. Forte Executive Director, New Mexico Municipal League
Martin Suazo Public Member

 

Audit Committee
NAME POSITION
Andrew Burke Committee Chair; SVP for Administration & Finance, New Mexico State University
Steve Kopelman Executive Director, New Mexico Counties
Sarah Cottrell Propst Secretary, Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Martin Suazo Public Member

 

Economic Development Committee
NAME POSITION
Alicia Keyes Committee Chair; Secretary, Economic Development Department
James Kenney Secretary, Environment Department
Leslie Nathanson-Juris Public Member
Sarah Cottrell Propst Secretary, Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

 

Public Lending Committee

Name

Position

A.J. Forte Committee Chair; Executive Director, New Mexico Municipal League    
Steve Kopelman Executive Director, New Mexico Counties
Debbie Romero Acting Secretary, Department of Finance and Administration
James Kenney Secretary, Environment Department
David Martinez Public Member

 

Finance and Disclosure Committee
NAME POSITION
Martin Suazo Committee Chair; Public Member
A.J. Forte Executive Director, New Mexico Municipal League
Alicia Keyes Secretary, Economic Development Department
David Martinez Public Member
Debbie Romero Acting Secretary, Department of Finance and Administration