Secretary for the Department of Workforce Solutions
Sarita Nair is a proven leader in the government field, most recently serving as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Albuquerque, overseeing 22 departments and a city budget of over $1.2 billion. Prior to working for the city, she was Chief Governmental Accountability Officer and General Counsel for the Office of the State Auditor. Before entering public service, Nair was a shareholder at the law firm of Sutin, Thayer & Browne, representing public and private clients in business matters, mergers and acquisitions, and financing. Before becoming a lawyer, Nair worked in the field of international development.
She holds a law degree and master of community and regional planning from the University of New Mexico, and a bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies from Wesleyan University.
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