Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department
Marguerite Salazar was previously the chief regulator of the state of Colorado, where she served as the executive director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies. She oversaw nine divisions and provided administrative oversight of the Colorado Office of Policy Research and Regulatory Reform and the broadband fund. She was appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in July 2017. Prior to that, she was Colorado’s insurance commissioner, appointed by Hickenlooper in 2013, regulating all forms of insurance in the state. Salazar also served as the regional director of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services in Denver, where she oversaw implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She has experience serving on numerous boards and panels, including as a trustee for the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and on the Colorado State University Board of Governors. Salazar earned an undergraduate and master’s degree, in counseling psychology, from Adams State in Alamosa, Colo.
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