New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent Linda Trujillo retires from public service
SANTA FE – Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD) Superintendent Linda Trujillo will retire from the department at the end of this week after 17 years of service to the state of New Mexico. Deputy Superintendent Clay Bailey will assume the role as Acting Superintendent in the interim.
“I want to thank Superintendent Trujillo for her years of dedicated service to the people of New Mexico,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “From protecting consumers, streamlining regulations for businessowners and working professionals and getting the brand new recreational cannabis industry off the ground, she is leaving the state in a better place. I wish her well in her retirement.”
“After 25+ years of public service I’m embarking on a new journey: retirement,” said Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent Linda Trujillo. “I will forever be grateful for the opportunity that Gov. Lujan Grisham gave me to serve the state I love and the thousands of friends I’ve made throughout this journey.”
Superintendent Trujillo began her role at RLD in 2020 and saw many achievements and successes in her more than three years as the head of the department. She oversaw the implementation of important pieces of legislation, including the Cannabis Regulation Act, facilitated the successful launch of the New Mexico cannabis industry, worked diligently in RLD’s Boards and Commissions Division to streamline the application process for the 28 different professional and occupational boards in the division, and always devoted her work to protecting the health and safety of New Mexicans.
Trujillo is a longstanding public servant, beginning her career in state government 17 years ago at RLD, where she served as the Deputy Director for the Boards and Commissions Division before working in the State Records Center and Archives and later being appointed by the Commission of Public Records to serve as the State Records Administrator. A trained attorney, Trujillo also served in the New Mexico State House of Representatives as a private practicing attorney and as a member of the Santa Fe School Board.