NMFOG names new executive director

The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced this week that Melanie Majors, whose 25-year professional career in New Mexico has spanned the fields of journalism, communications and public relations, is the organization’s new executive director.

Founded in 1989, FOG is a non-profit organization with a singular mission to educate and advocate on behalf of transparency in government.

Majors served on the FOG board of directors until stepping down in April to fill in as interim director. She takes the reins as the permanent director on Aug. 1.

“Melanie has proven time and again her commitment to and understanding of FOG’s mission through her service on the board, and most recently when she stepped in as interim director,” said Karen Moses, NMFOG president. “She also brings her experience as a private businesswoman and communications expert to the table.”

Through seminars and its information Hotline, NM FOG helps the general public, students, educators, public officials, media and legal professionals understand, obtain and exercise their rights and responsibilities under New Mexico’s “sunshine laws.” Those laws include the Inspection of Public Records Act, the Open Meetings Act and the Arrest Record Information Act. (Read more…)