AGC New Mexico Welcomes New Director of Public Policy and Government Relations

Albuquerque, New Mexico– Mike Puelle has joined the Associated General Contractors of New Mexico, as its new director of public policy and government relations.  In this position he leads the chapter’s efforts to affect public policy which relates to AGC members and the construction industry in New Mexico.

“We are fortunate that Mike brings extensive lobbying and strategic communications experience to AGC from both the private and public sectors,” said Vicki Mora, CEO of AGC New Mexico.

“Mike is the perfect person for the important public policy work at AGC,” said Shad James, executive vice president of Jaynes Corporation and president of the board of directors of AGC New Mexico.  “Because construction is a complex and vital sector of the New Mexico economy, AGC members rely on our chapter to represent our crucial interests with government leaders,”

Before joining AGC, Mr. Puelle co-founded and co-managed two New Mexico-based lobbying firms that focused in the areas of sustainable economic development, public education, renewable energy, and tribal government issues.  Mike’s firms worked closely with a wide range of private firms, public agencies, and non-profit organizations to design, implement, and evaluate public policy strategies and strategic communications plans, including government relations and community outreach.

Earlier in his career, he served as a government affairs director for a global information services corporation in Washington, DC, and a writer with a business-to-business marketing firm in New England,  and a public affairs specialist with a university public policy graduate school program.  He began his own career after graduate school as a Presidential Management Intern with the United States Department of Health & Human Services.  Mike has a master's degree in Public Management from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

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