Leadership


New Mexico Department of Information Technology

Secretary Darryl Ackley

Secretary Darryl Ackley

Secretary Darryl Ackley was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to serve as the third Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Information Technology. He was confirmed by the New Mexico State Senate on February 25, 2011 by a 34-0 vote, and was again re-confirmed unanimously by the Senate in 2015.

A graduate of Kirtland High School in Kirtland, New Mexico, Secretary Ackley brings years of experience managing Information Technology systems to the department. Prior to his appointment as Cabinet Secretary he worked as Assistant Director at the Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, in Socorro. In addition to its research and development mission, the institute is responsible for the oversight of operations and maintenance of computer systems used for the processing of critical government information.

Secretary Ackley holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. In announcing Secretary Ackley's appointment, Governor Martinez said, "Using technology to reduce wasteful spending will be a centerpiece of my agenda to cut unnecessary costs from state government. Mr. Ackley's administrative and technological background will be a great asset as we work to take full advantage of the available resources to streamline the flow of information throughout my administration."

Secretary Ackley is proud to be a part of the Martinez Administration to eliminate unnecessary costs and red tape from state government by utilizing technology to improve state government operations and to promote technology across the state.


Deputy Cabinet Secretary Estevan J. Lujan

Estevan J. Lujan is the Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Information Technology. A Native New Mexican, Deputy Secretary Lujan previously served as the Communications Director for several cabinet-level agencies in the State of New Mexico, including DoIT, the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the General Services Department. Deputy Secretary Lujan brings several years of government policy and communications experience to the agency.

A graduate of Pojoaque High School in Pojoaque New Mexico, Deputy Secretary Lujan holds a Bachelor's Degree from New Mexico State University in Journalism and Mass Communications.