BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Deputy Cabinet Secretary Stephanie Stringer resigned from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) on Friday, Oct. 28 and accepted a position at the Department of Energy National Nuclear Safety Administration Los Alamos Site Office. NNSA confirmed Stringer’s appointment as the Assistant Manager for Mission Assurance and Infrastructure at the Los Alamos Field Office.
Stringer joined NMED in 2009 as a quality assurance for the Water Quality Bureau and went on to become the Bureau Chief for the Drinking Water Bureau for eight years. In 2019 she took over the Resource Protection Division before being appointed Deputy Cabinet Secretary of Operations.RE
Deputy Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Roose has announced that she plans to leave NMED in mid-December. She has not announced any future employment plans. Roose led the Environmental Protection Division, the Water Protection Division and the Environmental Health Division.
“Deputy Roose and Deputy Stringer have been instrumental in bringing the Environment Department to where it is today. Without their tireless hard work, expert guidance, and dedication to this state, our portfolio of programs and positive impact on the environment would be much smaller,” said Environment Cabinet Secretary James Kenney. “These two stellar professionals and friends will leave massive shoes to fill. I wish them the very best going forward.”
NMED is actively recruiting candidates for several leadership positions. Interested applicants can find open positions here.