According to a news release today, several honchos at that company -- started by former Republican Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Interior Manuel Lujan -- have been named to the board, including Lujan's brother and former state Republican Chairman Ed Lujan, who is now on the Tourism & Cultural Affairs search committee.
Other Lujan agency figures appointed today are Larry Lujan, president and chief executive officer of the company, ( Economic Development, Workforce Solutions & Transportation search committee), Stephen Byrd, co-owner of the company (Health, Human Services & Children Youth & Families search committee) and Joe Lujan, another co-owner, (General Services & Information Technology search committee).
Others appointed today are recent Republican Appeals Court candidate Ned Fuller (Economic Development, Workforce Solutions & Transportation search committee) and former PNM CEO Jerry Geist (General Services & Information Technology search committee).
Here's the complete news release:
Albuquerque – Gov.-elect Susana Martinez today announced additional members of agency review teams. These individuals will join the already-established committees tasked with identifying potential cabinet secretaries and high-level officials to conduct reviews of each state department. In addition to those previously named, these individuals will conduct a review of the cabinet departments prior to January 1, 2011 in order to find efficiencies and promote greater streamlining in state government.
The additional members of the agency review teams include:
TOURISM & CULTURAL AFFAIRS SEARCH COMMITTEE
Edward Lujan is the chairman of the board of Manuel Lujan Agencies, an insurance and consulting firm.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SEARCH COMMITTEE
Nathan Korn is a licensed attorney in New Mexico, New York and Connecticut, and is the owner of Kaufman’s West, a small business in Albuquerque.
PUBLIC EDUCATION & HIGHER EDUCATION SEARCH COMMITTEE
Marjorie Shumaker is a retired school teacher.
Dr. Ronald Shumaker
Dr. Ronald Shumaker is a retired professor emeritus of English.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS & TRANSPORTATION SEARCH COMMITTEE
Pat Broe is the founder and chief executive officer of the Broe Group, a real estate asset management firm.
Ned Fuller is a lawyer who served as assistant director of the Worker’s Compensation Administration and administrative law judge.
Richard Luarkie is the acting president of Laguna Construction Company, Inc.
Larry Lujan is the president and chief executive officer of Manuel Lujan Agencies, an insurance and consulting business.
Kevin Yearout is the president and chief executive officer of Yearout Mechanical, Inc. He has been in leadership and management roles in the construction industry for the last 20 years.
GENERAL SERVICES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SEARCH COMMITTEE
Jerry Geist is a retired chief executive officer of PNM. He currently is the chairman of Santa Fe Center Enterprises, an investment company.
Mark Jarmie is an Albuquerque attorney in private practice. He is a former federal and state prosecutor.
Joe Lujan is the co-owner of Manuel Lujan Agencies and vice president of sales.
Mike Turk is the vice president of industry grassroots for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).
Robert Michael Unthank
Robert Michael Unthank retired in 1991 after 30 years in the construction industry, and served in both the King and Johnson Administrations. He now serves as an independent management consultant.
HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES & CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES SEARCH COMMITTEE
Stephen Byrd is co-owner of Manuel Lujan Agencies and vice president of the Employee Benefits Department.
Chris Collins is an attorney at the Barnett Law Firm in Albuquerque.
Mary Merrell is the co-owner and clinical operations director of Ambercare Home Health, Ambercare Hospice and Ambercare Medical Supply Companies.
UPDATE: The spelling of Manuel Lujan's name has been corrected.