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John A. Garcia, Cabinet Secretary

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed John A. Garcia in October 2021 to serve as Cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Department of General Services.

Garcia served as tourism secretary and later economic development secretary under Gov. Gary Johnson. He also held leadership positions under Johnson with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Border Authority and State Fair.  Most recently, Garcia was executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico. Prior to that, he headed the economic development offices for the city of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico.

Garcia also has experience in the hospitality industry and has worked as a customer service consultant.

Garcia has a bachelor’s degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. He lives in Albuquerque.

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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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