Debbie Maestas is a results-driven leader and business executive, skilled at developing and implementing efficient processes that ensure success, growth and profitability of any organization.
She recently served as the Deputy Campaign Manager to the Allen Weh for U.S. Senate campaign where she was responsible for all back office functions, negotiating with vendors, and keeping campaign expenditures within budget. She also provided management oversight to internet based fundraising, and was an integral member of the media working group that made decisions on all paid media. Her efforts were directly responsible for significant cost savings and efficiencies that enabled the campaign to achieve parity with opponent despite being outspent over 2:1.
Prior she has spent her recent past 16+ years incorporating her strategic ideas into profitability, business development and operations management for CSI Aviation, Inc. She departed CSI, as President and held overall responsibility for the business, including Sales, Business Development, Operations, and Service departments as well as its contractual and financial transactions. Prior to her role as President, she was Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer, during which time the largest contract in the history of company was won, growing Sales to $160M.
Her strong organizational and management skills are enhanced by her precise attention to detail, managing multiple facets while at the same time maintaining high ratings of performance for the organization. She is a proven leader, able to establish and maintain a team environment and promote quality.
She holds a BBA Management/Marketing from Texas Christian University and has attended several Executive Management Courses at Northwestern University; Kellogg School of Management and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She is also a qualified Real Estate Broker.
She is a native New Mexican, graduated high school from St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque and is married with one daughter. She is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Delta Gamma Alumni, and Texas Christian University (TCU) Alumni Association. Her community involvement includes Samaritan's Purse and Calvary of Albuquerque’s Reload Love Ministry. Among her many interests, she enjoys travel, running and music.
Susana Martinez was sworn in a governor of New Mexico on January 1, 2011, and is the state’s first female governor. Prior to becoming governor, Martinez was the district attorney for the third judicial district in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, for 13 years. Martinez was first elected district attorney in 1996 and was reelected three times. In 2008, Heart Magazine named her "Woman of the Year" for her dedication to children’s advocacy and her efforts to keep children safe. Martinez’s family includes her husband, Chuck, and stepson, Carlo.
PEARCE, Stevan, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Lamesa, Dawson County, Tex., August 24, 1947; attended Hobbs High School, Hobbs, N.Mex.; B.A., New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.Mex., 1970; M.B.A., Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, N.Mex., 1991; United States Air Force, 1970-1976; businessman; member of the New Mexico state house of representatives, 1997-2000; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-January 3, 2009); was not a candidate for reelection in 2008, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the succeeding two Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).