Gov. Lujan Grisham announces additional cabinet appointments
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced additional cabinet appointments Tuesday.
The governor announced the following appointees:
–Stephanie Schardin Clarke: Taxation and Revenue Department
–Lynn A. Trujillo: Department of Indian Affairs
“Stephanie and Lynn bring incredible experience and vision to our administration,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “I look forward to working with them both to lead a transformation that creates a more responsive, accountable and customer-friendly Taxation & Revenue Department and re-establishes strong government-to-government relations with New Mexico’s tribes and pueblos.”
Stephanie Schardin Clarke has over fifteen years of experience working in finance in New Mexico government. She is the Finance Director for Santa Fe County, where she oversees audits, budget, procurement, and other financial functions, in addition to monitoring revenue and expenditures. Schardin Clarke has worked for the Legislative Finance Committee, the State Board of Finance, and the Department of Finance and Administration, where she served as the Deputy Secretary. She brings a wealth of financial knowledge of New Mexico spanning taxation, revenue, bonds, legislative process, rulemaking, and more. Schardin Clarke holds a bachelor’s from George Washington University and a master’s in economics from the University of New Mexico.
Lynn A. Trujillo brings two decades of experience working in partnership with native communities. She currently works with Native American tribes and organizations throughout New Mexico as the Native American Coordinator for USDA Rural Development programs, bringing resources to communities across the state. She has intimate knowledge of building relationships with New Mexico’s native communities and the needs of the state’s tribes and pueblos, as well as experience organizing in native communities and developing programs to preserve native culture and language. Trujillo holds a bachelor’s from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from UNM Law School, and has years of experience focusing on tribal law. She is a member of Sandia Pueblo, where she previously served as general counsel, as well as part Acoma and Taos pueblos.