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Santiago Chavez
Santiago Chávez
Finance Director
New Mexico Association of Counties
444 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 820-8123 Work
Santiago Chávez is the Finance Director at the New Mexico Association of Counties, he brings with him several years of public finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining NMAC, Mr. Chávez worked as a Financial Advisor at the New Mexico Finance Authority working to help public entities plan and finance public infrastructure.Previously he was a Municipal Finance Director, Treasurer and Town Administrator, a Revenue Agent for NM Taxation and Revenue and Accountant at PNM. Santiago is a Graduate of the Leadership New Mexico Local Government Program.Santiago also served as the Chairman of the NM Northern Regional Housing Authority and was a statewide officer of the New Mexico Government Finance Officers Association. Santiago is a Veteran of the US Army and holds a BBA with a concentration in Financial Management and an Executive MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UNM.
Role at NMAC
Santiago serves as the Finance Director for the Association as well as the three insurance pools that the Association administers. He prepares budgets and financial statements and handles the investments for these four entities and oversees the daily operations of the finance department. Joining NMAC in November 2011, he takes over the reins from Carol Madley who served NMAC for over 10 years.
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