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PR specialist to lead New Mexico open government group

August 3, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A public relations specialist who used to work as a journalist has been selected as the next executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

The Albuquerque Journal reports Melanie Majors was recently selected to lead the advocacy group that pushes transparency in open government.

The 63-year-old Majors was a member of the foundation’s board of directors, but stepped down in April to lead FOG as the interim director. She became the permanent director on Wednesday.

Majors began her career as a print journalist for the Grants Daily Beacon and then working at KOB-TV. Most recently, Majors owned and operated The Majors Company, which is a public relations firm, and she is an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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