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Jen Paul Schroer

Cabinet Secretary Designate for Aging and Long-Term Services Department

Jen Paul Schroer is currently serving as the Cabinet Secretary Designate for the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department. Most recently, she served as the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department, which celebrated an all-time record year in spending during her tenure.

While serving in the Lujan Grisham administration, Schroer has worked with several cross-agency teams, including the Department of Health’s “Better Together” marketing strategy, the CYFD transformation leadership team, and recruitment strategies for PED and DOH. Schroer was also appointed by President Biden to serve on the U.S. Route 66 Centennial Commission.

Prior to her work for the Lujan Grisham administration, Schroer served as Executive Director of the Davis Chamber of Commerce in Davis, Calif, as well as the California Economic Summit Council where she helped contribute to efforts to address income inequality and economic security. Prior to that, Schroer served as President & CEO of the New Mexico Hospitality Association. During her tenure with the New Mexico Hospitality Association, a position she held from 2014-2018, Schroer was a fierce advocate for New Mexico’s travel, tourism and lodging industries. She led a successful merger between the New Mexico Lodgers Association and the Tourism Association of New Mexico and oversaw an 80 percent increase in membership over the course of her tenure. She convened industry partners to address common challenges and spearheaded initiatives for industry-boosting legislative and regulatory solutions. Schroer previously served in New Mexico Tourism Department as Director of Strategic Partnerships, a role in which she worked with Virgin Galactic and created a new program that infused the “New Mexico True” brand into growing fairs, festivals and sporting events throughout the state.

Schroer earned bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Leadership and Theater Arts from Fresno Pacific University and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Fresno.

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The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol in Room 400.

490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
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Phone: (505) 476-2200
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