Governor Susana Martinez has appointed Ken McQueen as cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. Mr. McQueen most recently served as the vice president of WPX Energy, where he also previously worked as a director, manager, and engineer at the company. In that role, Mr. McQueen managed the company’s assets in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, and in addition, part of Wyoming.
Secretary Designate McQueen brings over 35 years of domestic and international energy experience. Earlier in his career, he was a joint venture engineer at Vintage Petroleum Inc., and a petroleum engineer at Amerada Hess Corp. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa’s School of Petroleum Engineering and on the University of Tulsa School of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board. He is a former Farmington resident and holds a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.