Deanna Archuleta is a Principal at the Vogel Group.
Deanna Archuleta joined the Vogel Group after serving as Senior Director for Federal Affairs at ExxonMobil. She oversaw ExxonMobil’s engagement with the White House, all federal agencies, and the U.S. Senate, making sure the company’s efforts were streamlined and coordinated. She previously served as ExxonMobil/XTO’s Government Relations Manager in New Mexico, where she was the principal point of contact with the Governor’s office, State Legislators, statewide elected and appointed officials, as well as trade associations and other organizations in New Mexico.
Prior to her time at ExxonMobil, Deanna was a member of President Obama’s Energy and Environment Transition Team. She served the Administration as both a Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in the Department of the Interior, where she oversaw the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey. She has an extensive background in water policy, natural resources, energy policy and preservation of historic treasures.
Early in her career, Deanna was elected to a seat on the New Mexico Bernalillo County Commission in 2004, which she held for five years, including serving as chair. She built strategic partnerships that brought resources and jobs into the county and strengthened the economy. She focused on economic development, health care, safety and quality-of-life initiatives.
During that time, Deanna was the Southwest Regional Director for the Wilderness Society, a Board Chair/Member of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority and was working on her Ph.D. while raising her sons. She currently serves on the National Mall Foundation’s Corporate Board and the New Mexico Game Commission
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