The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) has named Shannon Kunkel as the new Executive Director of the organization beginning Jan. 3, 2022.
Kunkel is an Albuquerque native who graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico, where she studied journalism, advertising and marketing.
Her past employment includes work in the marketing departments of the Roadrunner Food Bank and the Albuquerque Publishing Company.
Most recently she worked with Common Cause New Mexico, managing digital and social media, as well as outreach and development for the organization. Kunkel also worked with FOG before as a part-time membership director from 2014-2016.
“Transparency and the public’s right to know are coming under attack from numerous fronts,” Susan Boe, president, said. “We are pleased to welcome Shannon on board at this critical time as FOG takes on these challenges.”
Kunkel takes over from Melanie Majors who announced in October she was retiring from FOG.