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Ken Ortiz, Cabinet Secretary 

Ken Ortiz was previously the administrator of business services in the Secretary of State’s Office, where he served from 2011 through 2018. As administrator, he was responsible for the Business Services Division, which includes business-related filings for corporations, LLCs, partnerships and more. He led the transition of the corporations bureau from the Public Regulation Commission to the Secretary of State’s Office. He was chief of staff in that office for five years, ending in 2016. Ortiz was Secretary of the Workforce Solutions Department from 2009 to 2010 and was deputy secretary in the same Cabinet before that. In his lengthy state government career, he also has served as the director of the Motor Vehicle Division and as program manager and senior tax auditor with the Taxation and Revenue Department. He has a bachelor of business administration degree from New Mexico State University.  

Duffy Rodriguez, Deputy Cabinet Secretary


Duffy Rodriguez, who has decades of experience in state government, is deputy secretary of the Department of General Services.
Prior to her appointment, Rodriguez served as secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration. Rodriguez began her career in 1975 as an aide to U.S. Sen. Joseph Montoya, D-N.M., and has worked in the administrations of every New Mexico governor — Democrats and Republicans — since the late 1970s. She was the state Taxation and Revenue secretary in 2010 and deputy secretary of the Department of Health from 2006-10. She also has worked for the State Land Office, the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, the Legislative Finance Committee and the state House Appropriations and Finance Committee.


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Our statutory mission is to achieve the highest level of government efficiency through consolidation of resources and improved operating procedures.
GSD must and will achieve the greatest return on your investment in state government by prioritizing projects and working to achieve the greatest possible effectiveness for New Mexico citizens.
GSD provides seven key services to other state agencies:  Printing; Purchasing; Risk Management (acting as the state’s insurer and health care manager); Facilities Management (lease management and major capital construction, maintenance, utilities, and security of state owned facilities); and, Transportation Services (surplus property, vehicle and aircraft fleet operations).

GSD’s Key Objectives

  • Government purchase of goods and services at the lowest possible price to taxpayers.
  • Procurements that are fair to all bidders and in accordance with state laws and regulations.
  • Promoting and assisting New Mexico businesses in seeking government contracts.
  • Modern, well-maintained, energy-efficient and secure buildings for state agencies.
  • Reduction in leased office space and associated costs.
  • Management of liability claims against public agencies that is fair to both claimants and taxpayers.
  • Open and transparent handling of damage claims, to the extent allowed by law.

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