Leadership

Our executive team and our Board of Directors work together to benefit our customers. Below is a glance at each member of our leadership team. 

Our Executive Team

Ryan Shell
President

Ryan is the President of New Mexico Gas Company and a member of the Company's Board of Directors. He joined NMGC in 2009, serving as Vice President of Finance, treasurer and controller. Before that, Ryan worked in various leadership roles at SEMCO Energy, a natural gas utility with operations in Michigan and Alaska, and he was a Certified Public Accountant at BDO Seidman, a national accounting and consulting firm. Ryan holds an MBA from the University of New Mexico and serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and business associations.

Denise Wilcox
Vice President - Human Resources

Denise is responsible for leading Human Resources, Corporate Security and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Strategic Solutions. Before joining New Mexico Gas Company in February 2009, Denise built a distinguished career with the City of Albuquerque, serving in a variety of leadership positions in municipal development, environmental health, labor relations, risk management and customer services. Denise holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a B.A., both from the University of New Mexico. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds the SHRM-SCP designation through the Society for Human Resources Management.  Denise serves on the Board of Directors of the Anderson School of Management Foundation, Domestic Violence Resource Center and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop.

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Ed Kacer
Vice President – Strategy and Major Projects

Ed is the Vice President of Strategy and Major Projects for New Mexico Gas Company and is a Director for Emera New Brunswick. Previous to his current position, he was the Vice President of Engineering and Operations for NMGC and was the Vice President of Operations and Engineering and Accountable Officer for Emera New Brunswick. Prior to joining the company in 2012, he served as the general manager at Energy West Montana in Great Falls, Montana, where his duties included operations, engineering, compliance, safety, customer service and credit. Previously, he worked in management and engineering roles at Nicor Gas and Cedar Falls Utilities. Ed received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

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Ray Sanchez
Vice President – Operations

Ray has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate and an MBA from New Mexico State University. He has 23 years of experience in the natural gas utility business.  He has held various positions with the company from Contract Representative to Supervisor, Manager and Director.  He has held these positions in Metro Gas Services, SCADA, CNG, customer service and regional operations.

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Jimmie Blotter
Vice President – Finance

Jimmie is the Vice President of Finance joining New Mexico Gas Company in 2019.  She has responsibility for accounting, financial reporting, treasury, tax, regulatory reporting, budget and forecasting.  She has over 20 years of experience in various financial roles, including more than 10 years of experience in regulated utilities.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before joining NMGC, Jimmie spent 10 years at PNM Resources. While there, she held roles ranging from the Senior Manager over General Accounting to Assistant Treasurer and Investor Relations Director. Jimmie also has experience in the aerospace industry serving as the Controller, External Reporting for Eclipse Aviation in Albuquerque. Jimmie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with emphasis in Accounting from Idaho State University.   

Tom Bullard
Vice President -  Engineering, Gas Management, and Technical Services

Tom is the Vice President of Engineering, Gas Management, and Technical Services for New Mexico Gas Company.  He oversees Engineering, Gas Control and Compression, Gas Supply and Market Origination, and Technical Services.

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Tom Domme 
Vice President – External Affairs and General Counsel

Tom is the Vice President of External Affairs and General Counsel for New Mexico Gas Company.  He is responsible for and supervises all Legal, Regulatory, Governmental, Native American and Community Affairs. 

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Tommy Sanders
Vice President – Customer and Support Services

Tommy is the vice president of Customer and Support Services for New Mexico Gas Company. He is responsible for the Call Center, Business Development and Marketing, Corporate Communications, Billing and Credit, Supply Chain and Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Our Board

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Deborah Peacock
Chief Executive Officer at Peacock Myers, P.C., a law firm specializing in intellectual property. A New Mexico resident for 30 years, she is a registered Professional Engineer and earned her JD from Harvard Law School. She is on the board of THEMAC Resources Group/New Mexico Copper Corp. She serves on the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology Board of Regents and New Mexico Mining Safety Board and is past chairman of the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board. Other current involvement includes New Mexico Amigos, New Mexico Angels, Albuquerque Economic Development, several New Mexico business incubators and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.

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Del Archuleta
President and Owner of Molzen-Corbin Associates of Albuquerque, a full-service consulting engineering and architecture firm. He is chairman of New Mexico Mutual and serves on the New Mexico State Board of Finance and the boards of Bank of Albuquerque and New Mexico First (a public policy organization that engages New Mexicans on critical issues such as water, education, healthcare, the economy and energy). A native of Clayton, N.M., Del previously served on the board of Public Service Company of New Mexico and has held leadership positions at the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Central New Mexico and Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

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Jack McGowan
President of The McGowan Group, energy efficiency technology consultants. A New Mexico resident since 1975, he is a former director of the state’s Energy Conservation and Management division and held leadership positions with Energy Control Inc., Honeywell, Johnson Controls and Hydroscope Inc. His community involvement has included the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, Celebrate Youth and the Ronald McDonald House. He is Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Department of Energy Gridwise Architecture Council. 

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Jackie Baca 
President of El Encanto, Inc., dba Bueno Foods in Albuquerque. She is a current member of the Federal Reserve Board of Kansas City Economic Advisory Council and the board of Think New Mexico. She was a founding board member of New Mexico Community Capital, ACCION NM and New Mexico Ethics Alliance. Her long list of other community involvement includes the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and Leadership New Mexico. She is a native of Albuquerque.

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Marie Longserre
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Santa Fe Business Incubator since its inception in 1997.  A New Mexico resident for 35 years, she represents New Mexico on the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Community Development Advisory Council and she formerly served as Board Chair of the International Business Innovation Association.  Other involvement includes New Mexico Angels, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, the Rocky Mountain Business Incubation Collaborative and the New Mexico Business Incubation Group

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Michael Canfield
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Indian Pueblos Marketing, which are on tribal land in Albuquerque. A member of Laguna Pueblo, Mike serves on many community and business boards including the United Way of Central New Mexico, Albuquerque Economic Development, New Mexico Mutual, Economic Forum and the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the City of Albuquerque’s Commission of Indian Affairs