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New Mexico State Fair Commission


The New Mexico State Fair Commission is currently comprised of the following members:

Eric Serna – (Chairman)
Mr. Serna is an attorney specializing in insurance and corporate law, who also served as the Chairman for the New Mexico Corporation Commission for 14 years. He also served as New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance for 5 years, as well as the Secretary/Treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Following this, Mr. Serna was a presidential appointee to the United States Department of Agriculture, whose jurisdiction reached the entire southwest United States.

Benny Roybal – (Secretary-Treasurer)
Mr. Roybal is from Española, where he currently lives, ranches and farms. He served on the New Mexico State Fair Commission as a member and Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2011, and also served as Chairman of the Associated Contractors of New Mexico, the National Roadside Association and State Employee Credit Union where he also served as a board member.

Dr. Carol Cloer –
Dr. Cloer has an extensive background in education, becoming a teacher soon after acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1969. Since then, Dr. Cloer has served in many political capacities including as a State Delegate to the National Presidential Conventions, County Democratic Vice Chairwoman, State Democratic Party Treasurer, New Mexico State Police Commissioner, and member of both the Youth Advisory Council and Economic Advisory Council. Dr. Cloer served on the New Mexico State Fair Commission as Chairwoman in 2003.

Thomas Spindle –
Mr. Spindle is currently the manager of Bill King Ranch in Stanley, New Mexico, and has been for the past 25 years. He and his family have exhibited animals at the New Mexico State Fair continuously for 30 years. He has previously served as Chairman of the New Mexico Beef Council, President of the Santa Fe County Fair Board, and has held leadership roles on many other boards.

Trudy Healy –
Mrs. Healy is the owner of the largest green chile farms in the country, and has a vast knowledge of the agricultural industry in New Mexico. She is a long-time supporter of 4-H and has even been nominated for the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Aside from Agricultural endeavors, Mrs. Healy has extensive political experience, including being a member and treasurer of the New Mexico Water Trust
Board, appointee to the Eighth Judicial District Judge Selection Commission, and member of the
Richardson Round Table’s Executive Committee.

Danielle Lowry –
Ms. Lowry is a third generation florist and fifth generation participant in her family
business. Opting for the entrepreneurial route after high school, she delved into the family business -
learning the business from the ground up and she has enjoyed being an integral part of its expansion.
She was a dedicated member of 4-H through most of her youth and exhibited at the state fair starting at
the age of four. Ms. Lowry has served on the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau's State Board and
Young Farmers and Rancher's Committee.

Larry Chavez Sr. –
Mr. Chavez is owner and CEO of Dreamstyle Remodeling, and has substantial
entrepreneurial and business knowledge. He is a current mentor for the Stanford Graduate School of
Business Latino Entrepreneurial Program, and is a current member of Harvard University’s Joint Center
for Housing Steering Committee. Mr. Chavez has served on the New Mexico Board of Educational
Finance, the City of Albuquerque’s Environmental Planning Commission, and Animal Humane New
Mexico’s Board.

Open Meetings Notice

OPEN MEETINGS NOTICE: Notice is hereby given that a general meeting of the New Mexico State Fair Commission will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. inside the African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro NE (on the State Fairgrounds), Albuquerque, NM, 87108. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct administrative and other business as the interest of the State Fair requires. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the New Mexico State Fair Administrative Office, Oona Gonzales, at 505-222-9700 at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents including the agendas and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the New Mexico State Fair Administrative Office, Oona Gonzales, at 505-222-9700 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

January 6, 2020 Meeting

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