SANTA FE ― Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that New Mexico Department of Information Technology (DOIT) Secretary Darryl Ackley will step down to serve as Chief Technology Officer at the Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis at New Mexico Tech effective Aug. 27.
“With people like Secretary Ackley, we’ve been able to accomplish incredible things for New Mexico,” Martinez said. “Darryl has dedicated himself to improving New Mexico and has been a tremendous asset to our state.”
Martinez appointed Secretary Ackley in February 2011, shortly after taking office.
“It has truly been a privilege to serve the Governor and the State of New Mexico,” Secretary Ackley said. “Under the Governor’s leadership, we’ve modernized State Government and helped prepare New Mexico for the future.”
During his tenure with DoIT, the agency took on and completed several information technology initiatives for the state, including the successful upgrade and modernization of SHARE, the state’s human resources and capital management system, the modernization of the state’s public safety radio infrastructure, and multiple digital government initiatives, including the establishment of the New Mexico One-Stop Business Portal.
Deputy Secretary Estevan Lujan will serve as acting cabinet secretary, upon Secretary Ackley’s departure. Prior to serving as deputy secretary, Lujan served as public information officer for the department as well as for the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and EmergencyManagement Department and the General Services Department, since 2011.