Melanie Majors, executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, will speak on the issue of transparency at the March 14 lunch meeting of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico.
Lunch will be at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1000 Woodward Place NE, off of Lomas and I-25 at 11:30 a.m. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. on Monday, March 4, either by calling the LWVCNM office at 884-8441 and leaving a message or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Majors served on the FOG board of directors until stepping down in April to fill in as interim director. She took the reins as the permanent director on Aug. 1.
In 2010 she opened her own Communication firm, The Majors Company, specializing in media training, crisis communication and strategic planning. She still conducts media training.
She started her career as a print reporter where she earned an AP Citation and several NMPA awards for her news coverage. She moved to Albuquerque in 1984 and became a news producer at KOB-TV4, working in both news and promotions. After moving into public relations, she has provided senior level counsel and strategic relations for some of New Mexico’s leading corporations and major projects including the New Mexico State Engineer, the New Mexico State Fair, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Energy where she provided technical support to assist the DOE in the development and implementation of public information and public participation community relations program for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project, a $2 billion, 20 year effort. She is also a media training for the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.
She is the author of numerous publications, including articles published in local, national and international media.
Ms. Majors is active in the communications community: she is a past board member of the Foundation for Open Government; a past president of the New Mexico Chapter of Public Relations Society and a former member of the board of directors of the National Federation of Press Women.
In 2008, the New Mexico chapter of the Public Relations Society of America awarded her the Vista Award.
Find out more about the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government at https://nmfog.org/.