Katherine  Miller

Katherine Miller is currently serving as the Santa Fe County Manager and has extensive experience in public and business administration and financial management with over ten years significant successful leadership experience in senior management positions with complex local, state, and quasi-governmental entities. 

Katherine served as Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration where she was responsible for the development of the executive budget recommendation, legislative negotiations and statewide implementation of a $15 billion total funds annual operating and capital budget, including tax credits, tax reductions and revenue enhancements. 

In that position she managed the daily operations of a 190 person department with a $90 million annual agency budget that includes the state’s budget, capital outlay, the state controller, financial controls, community development, local government, education accountability, the state board of finance and administrative services division. 
She also served as:

  • Executive Director  - NM Mortgage Finance Authority / (NMMFA) – Albuquerque, NM
  • Deputy Chief of Staff of Policy – Office of Governor Bill Richardson – Santa Fe, NM
  • Finance Director and Procurement Manager – County Of Santa Fe – Santa Fe, NM

Education includes:  Bachelor of Science, Business, 1986 – Wright State University
Additional Relevant / Post Graduate Classes NM State Purchasing, Administering CDBG Grants, Government Contracts, Business Law, Contract Negotiations, Defense Contract Law, Management Of Defense Acquisition, Cost and Price Analysis, Government Purchasing and Accounting Manager, Masters of Public Administration courses, Troy State Univ.
She has served on several committees such as:

  • NM Finance Authority, Board Member, Audit Committee Chair, Finance & Executive Committee Member
  • NM Water Trust Board, Co-Chair
  • NM State Community Development Council, Member
  • Tribal Infrastructure Board Member
  • Behavioral Health Collaborative Member
  • National Association of State Budget Officers

She continues to serve New Mexico as a member of The New Mexico Community Foundation Advisory Board and The Government Finance Officers Association.