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Deborah Romero

Deborah Romero

Cabinet Secretary

Renee Ward

Renee Ward

Deputy Cabinet Secretary

Renee Ward has nearly two decades of experience working in finance, legal, compliance and human resources with state and local government, the University of New Mexico and several healthcare systems.

Cinthia A. Martinez

Cinthia A. Martinez

Director State Budget Division/ Deputy Cabinet Secretary

Currently the Director of the State Budget Division, Cinthia was previously the division’s deputy director, and has been with the division for close to a decade.

Patrick Schaefer

Patrick Schaefer

General Counsel

Patrick’s practice has specialized in financial transactions and the oversight of financial institutions, with a particular focus on regional and binational markets in New Mexico.

Prior to joining DFA, he served as General Counsel to the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department which oversees the financial, securities, construction, and cannabis industries, among others.

Ashley Leach

Ashley Leach

Director, Board of Finance

Ashley is the Director of the New Mexico Board of Finance. She has been with DFA since January 2019 and was previously with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions for nine years as an economist. Ashley received her MA in Economics from The Ohio State University and BA in Economics from the University of New Mexico.

Donna M Trujillo

Donna M Trujillo

Director, Financial Control Division/State Controller

Donna Montoya Trujillo has dedicated her career to financial reporting and compliance in government. She has over 25 years of experience in identifying obstacles and building transparent and accountable processes.

Donnie Quintana

Donnie Quintana

Director, Local Government Division

Kathleen Pinyan

Kathleen Pinyan

Director, Administrative Services Division

Kathleen has over 25 years of experience in accounting with emphasis on governmental and health care finance.

Leonardo Delgado

Leonardo Delgado

Chief Economist

Dr. Leonardo Delgado serves as Chief Economist for the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA).

Dr. Delgado manages the Economic Analysis Bureau at DFA. He keeps track of General Fund revenues, maintains and develops revenue forecasting models. 

Connie Trujillo

Connie Trujillo

Executive Assistant