Susan Boe, a Santa Fe attorney and former executive director of Searchlight New Mexico, takes over the reins as president of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) on Jan. 1, 2020.
She holds a degree in Science Journalism from Iowa State University and a J.D. from the University of Iowa. She began her career as a copy editor for the Corpus Christi Caller Times. Her work experience includes working as a public information officer, a copy-editor reporter, Counsel for a life insurance/financial services company and an associate and partner for Faegre & Benson. She was also a part-time Counsel for Cassult, Hays & Friedman in Santa Fe and a part-time instructor in Media Law and Regulations at the University of New Mexico.
Ms. Boe was the group’s vice president and served as NMFOGs executive director for many years.
She takes over from Karen Moses, editor of the Albuquerque Journal, who will stay as a member of the executive committee.
At its November meeting, the NMFOG board elected several other members who will serve beginning in 2020 including Michael Melody, vice president; Carl Baldwin, treasurer; Tim Maestas, secretary, Charles “Kip” Purcell and Daniel Yohalem, at large members.