Briefcase: State land office appoints new recruits

State Land Office has made two recent hires.

Joey Keefe was hired as assistant commissioner of communications. Born in Albuquerque, Keefe previously managed communications for New Mexico Wild, a statewide nonprofit focused on public land policy at the state and federal levels. He also served as Director of Communications for New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. Keefe has also held communications positions for private companies, local government agencies and various political campaigns.

Francesca Di Palma has been hired as Director of Constituent Services. Santa Fe-born Di Palma most recently worked for U.S. Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez as a field representative and voter services representative. Prior to that, she held similar positions in the office of retired U.S. Senator Tom Udall. She also has experience in political organizing and community outreach.

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