NM House Majority Announces Senior Staff

SANTA FE The New Mexico House Majority Caucus has announced its senior staff.

The team includes:

  • Denise Greenlaw Ramonas as chief clerk;
  • Ryan Gleason as chief of staff for House Speaker-nominee Don Tripp;
  • Ryan Hedin as chief of staff for Majority Floor Leader Nate Gentry; and
  • Chris Sanchez as communications director for the caucus.

“Our number one priority this session is putting New Mexico first. We have a lot of work to do, but I believe we can come together to pass an agenda that creates good jobs and improves our school system,” House Speaker-nominee Tripp said. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the great team of professionals we have put together to help lead our efforts.”

DENISE GREENLAW RAMONAS, CHIEF CLERK

Denise Greenlaw Ramonas was selected as the United States Senate assistant secretary for the Majority for Trent Lott and Bill Frist when they were majority leaders. In this position, she specialized in parliamentary procedure and advised the Republican Caucus on Senate floor strategies. She also served as general counsel for the Senate Budget Committee and legislative director to Sen. Pete V. Domenici. Ramonas has a decade of private-sector experience in Santa Fe. Ramonas received a law degree and bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Utah. She is married to George Ramonas.

RYAN GLEASON, CHIEF OF STAFF, HOUSE SPEAKER-NOMINEE DON TRIPP
Ryan Gleason most recently served as the tax policy and research director for the State of New Mexico. Gleason worked for the New Mexico Legislature during three different sessions and served as legislative assistant and counsel to Sen. Pete V. Domenici from 2001 to 2004. Gleason was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the New Mexico state director of USDA Rural Development from 2006 to 2009. Gleason holds a bachelor’s in history from McMurry University, a master of public administration and a law degree from the Texas Tech University. He is married to Kristalyn and has three sons: Rhett, age 9; Reid, age 7; and Reagan, age 5.
 
RYAN HEDIN, CHIEF OF STAFF, MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER NATE GENTRY

Ryan Hedin most recently served as the deputy chief of staff for the New Mexico House Republicans. During his six years in the Legislature, Hedin has worked as an analyst and constituent liaison. After graduating from college, Hedin became the head brewer of Kelly’s Brew Pub in Albuquerque and later worked as a personal banker at Wells Fargo. Hedin received his bachelor’s in business from the University of New Mexico in 2004. He Is married to Rochelle and has two children: Carson, age 3; and Camila, age 1.

CHRIS SANCHEZ, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Chris Sanchez has overseen the communications department on several campaigns, including the successful re-elections of Governor Susana Martinez and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry. Sanchez received his bachelor’s in print journalism at the University of New Mexico.

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