New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has new executive director

From NMFOG:  The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has a new executive director.

The Foundation's Board of Directors has hired Terry Schleder as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Terry has a keen understanding of the need for transparency in government having worked in it for more than 13 years. Schleder has a history of non-profit leadership in New Mexico. He has had success growing organizations in order to better serve their mission, which will help bring NMFOG to the next level.   

“Terry brings a wealth of organization leadership to the NMFOG and a strong understanding of our mission, said Terri Cole, President of the FOG Board.  Schleder presented organization plans to the FOG search committee for 1, 3 and 5 years out which were well thought out and showed a strategy of growth for the organization and broader understanding of the Sunshine Laws in our state.  “I’m excited to begin my career with NMFOG. Open government is at the heart of our democracy, and I can’t wait to get started.”  

Schleder has been a health advocate and policy consultant in NM since 2000, working as the field director for the NM Alliance for Retired Americans since 2009. He has worked in and with state government in the Department of Health since receiving his Masters’ in Public Health from the UNM School of Medicine.

Schleder will start with NM FOG on July 10.


New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is a member of NFOIC.–eds.