NM RETA Executive Director
Fernando Martinez is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority. He previously held a number of senior natural resource positions in New Mexico state government with the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and the Environment Department, including Manager of the Mining Act Reclamation Program, Chief of the Drinking Water Bureau, Director of the Energy Conservation and Management Division, and Director of the Mining and Minerals Division.
Fernando is a graduate of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. His educational background is in Biology and Environmental Science and Management. He has over 26 years of diverse technical and managerial experience in the natural resources field that includes work in energy (renewable energy, transmission, energy efficiency and conservation, energy storage, and clean fuels), mined land safeguarding and reclamation (hardrock mines, coal mines and abandoned mines), and water programs.