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Mayor Keller Expresses Gratitude to Chief of Staff Mike Puelle as he Begins New Career Chapter

Puelle a steady hand on City’s executive team, serving since 2020

September 12, 2022

Chief of Staff Mike Puelle will depart City government after two and a half years of service. Mayor Keller and the entire executive team share their gratitude and wish Mr. Puelle success in his next chapter. Mr. Puelle will begin working as University of New Mexico’s Chief Government Affairs Officer ahead of the 2023 legislative session. 

“UNM will be in good hands, and our entire City team is grateful for his leadership during some exceptionally tough times. We are confident his executive experience at the City and past work on the state and federal level makes him a strong fit for his new role where he will continue to advance the success of the Duke City,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Mike couldn’t have joined our team at a more consequential moment; he started his job a day early, to help us cope with the impending COVID situation back in 2020. Mike has been a steady hand through some of our City’s greatest modern challenges – a key member of our executive team as we navigated the pandemic, economic recovery, and negotiations with the Department of Justice.”

“It has been an honor serving the City of Albuquerque and supporting Mayor Keller and the entire executive team over these past years. These are leaders that have taken on national challenges with grit and creativity, time and again producing results for Albuquerque,” said Mike Puelle. “I want to thank Mayor Keller and each member of the Administration for the opportunity to work together on the issues that matter and for their unshakable dedication to our home.”