SANTA FE–The State Senate unanimously confirmed Tom Church Friday as the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Church was appointed as Cabinet Secretary-Designate by Gov. Susana Martinez in April 2013.
Church has extensive experience in the NMDOT. The many roles he’s served in at the department include chief of staff, deputy secretary of business and financial operations, deputy director of administrative services and quality management bureau chief.
“Secretary Church has demonstrated his knowledge and expertise in the transportation field for more than two decades at the New Mexico Department of Transportation,” Martinez said. “I look forward to his continued leadership in keeping New Mexico’s transportation infrastructure safe and efficient for New Mexicans while providing the capacity to support economic growth and development.”
Under Secretary Church’s leadership, the New Mexico Department of Transportation recently completed its annual Financial and Compliance Audit and received zero audit findings for the FY13 Fiscal Year. This is the first time the Department has ever been awarded a perfect audit.