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Senate Unanimously Confirms Celina Bussey as Cabinet Secretary

(Santa Fe, NM) – The New Mexico State Senate unanimously confirmed Celina Bussey as the Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions with a vote of 39-0 on Saturday, March 12, 2011. The Senate commended the new Cabinet Secretary on her wide knowledge base and expertise, and Senators from both sides of the aisle made many favorable
comments during the proceedings.

“Celina Bussey’s confirmation as the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Secretary is good news for the agency and for the state,” Governor Susana Martinez said. “I am confident in Secretary Bussey’s leadership because of her vision for the agency and dedication to New Mexico’s workforce system.”

“I look forward to supporting and promoting the services and resources the department provides to the businesses and job seekers of New Mexico,” said Secretary Bussey. “Our department has a critical role in leading reemployment efforts and initiatives in the workforce system and providing businesses with the skilled workforce needed to be competitive during this challenging economy.”

Secretary Bussey served as the Executive Director for the Northern New Mexico Independent Contractors, Inc. for the past five years. She began her career at the former New Mexico Department of Labor where she was the State Director of Apprenticeship from 2001-2006. Ms.Bussey was born and raised in Albuquerque and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications from the University of New Mexico.
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