Office of the Secretary Donnie Quintana
DFA - Local Government Division Director
Colonel Quintana earned a Bachelor of Accountancy with a Minor in Economics from New Mexico State University, graduated from the Inter-American Defense War College. Served 20 years with the State of New Mexico Economic Development Division as the Deputy Director and Community & Business Development Team Leader. A few of the programs he oversaw and managed were the state’s Community Development Regional Representative Program, Business Development, Mainstreet, Tribal Liaison Program, as well as, provided guidance and technical assistance on the adoption and use of the state’s Local Economic Development Act (LEDA). In addition, over his thirty five (35) year military career Colonel Quintana has served in a variety of leadership positions within the New Mexico National Guard to include; Brigade Commander, Chief of Staff, Chief of the Joint Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics, Construction and Facilities Management Officer. In support of Operation Enduring Freedom he served as the Executive Officer, and Corps Commander Senior Mentor for the Afghan National Army (ANA), Gardez, Afghanistan (2005-2006).