A Las Cruces, N.M. native, Montoya joined the NMPRC team in 2008, serving as Division Director for the agency’s Consumer Relations Division. After serving as CRD Director, Montoya assumed the role of Compliance Director for the NMPRC’s Division of Insurance – a position he held until his appointment as the agency’s Chief of Staff.
Prior to his March 1 appointment as Chief of Staff, Montoya was twice called upon by the NMPRC’s elected officials to serve in administrative roles – as interim Chief of Staff and interim Superintendent of Insurance – for brief spells.
Along the way, Montoya has earned the respect of the agency’s staff, division directors and the elected Commissioners thus paving the way for the Commission’s decision to appoint him to the top administrative post on a permanent basis.
Montoya identified four priorities that he will focus on during his time as Chief of Staff: Focusing on maintaining the public trust; continuing the agency’s budgetary responsibility and fiscal solvency; maintaining transparency and open government and ensuring that all vacancies at the NMPRC are filled by the most qualified candidates.
Beyond his time with the NMPRC, Montoya boasts a wealth of professional experience in both public- and private-sector capacities. He has more than two decades management experience in both corporate and government settings.
Montoya holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. His CV includes stints as executive vice president of marketing for the U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union, state director of advertising and marketing for the New Mexico Department of Tourism, and marketing manager and brand management/consumer promotions for Miller Brewing Company, among others.
“I look forward to serving with citizens of New Mexico with honor, respect and enthusiasm,” COS Montoya said. “If we can be of service to you – the people of our great state – just let us know and we’ll do whatever we can to assist.”