Acting Cabinet Secretary & State Chief Information Officer
Raja Sambandam was named the Department of Information Technology Acting Cabinet Secretary in August 2021.
As an Information Technology professional, Mr. Sambandam brings more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology and business experience in Banking, Finance, Taxation, Healthcare, and Manufacturing. Mr. Sambandam joined DoIT in April of 2020 as the State Chief Information Security Officer.
Administrative Services Division Director & Chief Financial Officer
Andrea Martinez is the Administrative Services Division Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Information Technology. She has her Bachelor of Business Administration concentrating on Accounting. She is a Lobo, alumna from the UNM Anderson School of Management, and has her master’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University.
Public Information Officer
Renee has 15-years of professional experience in mass communication. Before joining NM DoIT, Renee built a career in local television news. As a newscast producer, she most recently worked for a top-rated and award-winning station. She helped launch a 4 pm newscast at KOAT and shaped the way for future producers. During her time at KOAT, the station earned several regional Emmy awards, as well as, two Edward R. Murrow awards for Social Media and a 10 pm newscast.
Before joining DoIT in January 2022, Mr. Baran provided four years of legal services to the New Mexico Office of Superintendent of Insurance. Mr. Baran’s work for that Office included procurement, extensive rulemaking and legislation drafting, IPRA compliance, defense of the agency in civil lawsuits and appeals, and providing guidance on all legal and operational issues arising under the New Mexico Insurance Code and the Affordable Care Act.