Prior to becoming Governor, Martinez served for 14 years as the District Attorney for the 3rd Judicial District in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. In addition to managing the state's second largest DA's office, she personally tried some of the toughest cases, involving child abuse and child homicide.
Tim Eichenberg assumed office on January 1, 2015, becoming the 29th State Treasurer of New Mexico. Raised in Albuquerque, NM he attended Albuquerque Public Schools and graduated from the University of New Mexico. Eichenberg and his wife reside in Albuquerque and have two adult children and two dogs.
Eichenberg’s career in public service began in 1974, when he was elected Bernalillo County Treasurer. After serving two terms as Bernalillo County Treasurer, Eichenberg went to work in the private sector. He operated a small business in Albuquerque for over 30 years as a Property Tax Consultant, State Certified Appraiser, General Contractor (GB-98) and as a Real Estate Broker.
In 1994, Eichenberg was elected to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority Board, a position he still holds today. In 2004, Eichenberg was appointed by Governor Richardson to the position of New Mexico State Property Tax Director.
In 2008, Eichenberg was elected to the New Mexico State Senate. During his tenure, Eichenberg served on the Public Affairs and Judiciary committees; and served as Chair of the Restructuring Committee and as Chair of the Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee. In 2010, Eichenberg carried the Governmental Conduct Act, establishing a code of ethics for all government employees.
Aubrey Dunn, NM Commissioner of Public Lands
Aubrey Dunn is a native New Mexican and has been in agriculture and ranching his entire life; He is devoted to the conservation of our resources. He was raised on a small apple farm in the community of High Rolls near Cloudcroft, NM and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Animal Science. Aubrey worked for 25 years in the financial industry, including the last ten of which was as CEO/President of First Federal Bank of New Mexico.
Aubrey and his wife, Robin, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this year along with the arrival of their second granddaughter. They ranch between Mountainair and Carrizozo, New Mexico. Their three children all graduated from New Mexico State University. Their son, A. Blair Dunn, is an attorney and lives with his wife, Beky and daughter, Harper in Albuquerque. Their daughter, Dr. Jamie Dunn, practices optometry at UNM Hospital. Their youngest is Jed Dunn, a soil specialist with National Resources Conservation Service, who lives with his wife Colleen and daughter Alannah in Wessington Springs, South Dakota
You can learn more about the State Land Commissioner and the State Land Office here.
Duffy Rodriguez, Department of Finance and Administration Secretary
The Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration is appointed to the State Investment Council by Statute . The Secretary is the Governor's top budget official, and is responsible for the operations of the Department's five divisions. As the chief executive at DFA, the Secretary leads a staff of 173 employees. The agency performs a range of financial services by crafting the state budget, processing payroll for 22,000 state employees, managing the state's two main bond finance programs and conducting oversight of state agencies and local governments. Secretary Rodriguez was appointed by Governor Martinez July 18, 2016.
Peter B. Frank, Public Member
The Legislative Council appointed Peter B. Frank to the State Investment Council in March 2010. He was previously appointed by the executive in June 2009. Peter retired as Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer from Daymon Worldwide Inc., a global marketer of private label goods through selected retailers. He continues as a member of Daymon's Board of Directors.
Peter previously retired after 35 years as a senior partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he served on the Firm's Global Leadership Team with responsibilities for risk management, governmental relations, Asia operations, and merger/divestiture issues. Peter previously was a Vice Chairman of Price Waterhouse LLP (PW), also with global and risk management responsibilities and led its Bankruptcy, Business Turnaround and Dispute Analysis practice for many years. He served on PW's Board and its Management Committee.
Peter received his Bachelor's and Masters degrees from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Peter is a retired Certified Public Accountant who lives in Santa Fe, where he chairs the Board of the Chamber Music Festival Foundation and is involved with a number of other non-profit organizations.
Leonard Lee Rawson, Public Member
Leonard Lee Rawson was appointed to the State Investment Council by the Legislative Council in 2010. He is a native New Mexican and long time Las Cruces resident who graduated from Las Cruces High School and New Mexico State University.
Lee is President of Rawson, Inc., a successful contracting and builder-supply company in Las Cruces, which he has operated for more than 35-years. He has an extensive history of community involvement and has assisted or participated with more than two-dozen advisory boards, planning groups or volunteer organizations in the last quarter century.
His political career began in 1987, when he was elected to the State House of Representatives, where he stayed until elected to the New Mexico Senate in 1993. He served four terms in the State Senate, serving as Senate Minority Caucus Chair, and most recently as Senate Minority Whip in from 2001-2008. During that time, he was also active member of the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) and the Investments and Pensions Oversight Committee.
Scott Smart, Public Member
Governor Susana Martinez appointed Scott Smart to the State Investment Council in May 2011. He is the Vice President of Business Affairs at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.
Mr. Smart has a quarter century of experience as a financial manager in the field of higher education, and is currently responsible for overseeing business affairs for ENMU. Eastern New Mexico University's three campus system has more than 10-thousand students enrolled as well as an annual operating budget of almost $100 million.
Mr. Smart has experience in the areas of strategic financial planning, governance, and project management.
Harold W. Lavender Jr., Public Member
Harold W. Lavender, Jr. was appointed to the State Investment Council in August 2011 by the Legislative Council and re-appointed in March 2013.
As a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade, Mr. Lavender's experience and expertise in the futures and options markets as a trader and broker spanned more than three decades. While a member of the CBOT, Mr. Lavender was involved in governance and management, and served on various oversight and conduct committees. Twice elected a CBOT Director, he served three terms as a member of the Executive Committee.
A graduate of the University of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico School of Law, Mr. Lavender currently practices law in Albuquerque, focusing on business development, government relations, and business and commercial law.
Linda Eitzen, Public Member
Linda N. Eitzen was appointed to the State Investment Council by Governor Susana Martinez in May 2012.
Linda retired as a Vice President at Merrill Lynch in 2004, after serving clients as a financial consultant for more than two decades.
Prior to her career in finance, Linda practiced law with Shaffer, Butt, Thornton and Dines and with Robinson, Stevens and Wainwright where she became a partner.
Linda began her professional life as a public school teacher at Albuquerque's Valley High School. She holds bachelor's and law degrees from the University of New Mexico.
She has served on the investment committee for Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 2006. She is a founding member of the Board of the Summer Guitar Workshop which presents the annual New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival.
Lynn Hoffman, Public Member
Lynn Thompson Hoffman joined the New Mexico State Investment Council in January 2016. Lynn presently advises venture funds in disruptive technologies and cross-border investments between Silicon Valley and Mexican multi-nationals. She retired in 2015 after two decades as a director of a NASDAQ wealth management and private banking company where she served as Lead Director, and Chaired Wealth Management /Trust and Investment, Compensation and Governance Committees. She has four decades of experience in banking, investment management and real estate. Her knowledge base includes strategy, finance, governance, compensation, investment management, investment banking and risk management. Lynn graduated from Pitzer College in Claremont, California and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar after a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law. Lynn has served as a trustee and director of numerous non-profit and community organizations. Lynn and her husband live in Santa Fe and Mexico.
Tim Jennings, Public Member
Timothy Z. Jennings was appointed to the State Investment Council by the Legislative Council in 2013. He is the son of an oil and gas attorney, and a native New Mexican, born and raised in Roswell. Tim is a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute High School, attended New Mexico State University, and graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration.