Roman Maes is one of New Mexico's leading Government Relations and Public Relations experts.

A veteran of the New Mexico Legislator, entrepreneur, legal analyst, author and public speaker.

CEO Profile


  • Degree: Juris Doctorate Degree (JD) 1971
    • University: University of Denver, College of law Denver, Colorado
    • Major: Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BA) 1969
    • University: New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, New Mexico
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Linguistics: Bilingual, Fluent in both English & Spanish

New Mexico Government/Public Relations LLC

New Mexico Public Relations LLC (NMPR) is a full-service government relations and public relations firm. The firm represents private and public clients before City, County, State/Federal Agencies, and Legislature.

NMPR is directed by Roman Maes a former New Mexico State Senator (20 year) and experienced government relations practitioner. Our clientele base consists of twenty-one (21) current and recent clients. We have extensive experience in representing Fortune 500/100 Companies and small business owners.

Government Relations Experience

Roman Maes is a former New Mexico State Senator ( 20 years ). He has a combined experience base of twenty five (25) years in Government Relations. Our experience is extensive in the area of lobbying, communications, legislative drafting, budgeting, bill analysis and all matters related to Government in New Mexico. We are experts at the committee process. Our experience is based on a day to day relationship with all governments in New Mexico, members of the Legislature and the Executive Departments of State Government.

Our services cover interim hearings and regular Legislative sessions. We have excellent relations with each member of the New Mexico Legislature, Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Our experience has proven that we know how to navigate through the political process in New Mexico. Additionally, we provide strategic advice to a variety of both public and private sector clients. Roman Maes is a "trusted government relations expert" who is sought after for sound counsel and action by decision makers in New Mexico.

As a State Senator, He was Chairman of 5 legislative Committees and sponsored 132 legislative bills that are now state law. For the past 6 years, he has represented Fortune 100 Companies and Public Sector clients.

Political/Government Experience

Positions held while in the New Mexico State Senate (20 years)

  • 5th in Seniority at end of term, New Mexico State Senate
  • Chairman Senate Corporations Committee (1995 to 2004)
  • Chairman Interim Committee on Economic Development & Technology (1995-2004)
  • Chairman, New Mexico Mortgage Finance Oversight Committee (1987-1995)
  • Chairman, Environment Land Use and Solid Waste (1988-1990)
  • Chairman, Senate Democratic Caucus (1991-1994)

Position held prior to and after New Mexico State Senate

  • Present Commissioner, Department of Transportation (2007-2011)
  • Former Member, New Mexico State Board of Finance
  • Former Member Governor's Committee on Higher Education
  • Chairman, Santa Fe Planning Commission
  • Chairman, Santa Fe Urban Policy
  • Committee, Chairman, Santa Fe Affordable Housing, Chair., Santa Fe Board of Adjustment

Business Experience

Prior to committing full time efforts for New Mexico Government/Public Relations, Roman was a successful entrepreneurship. He has been the CEO of several business and start up businesses:

  • New Mexico Advisors, a business consultant company.
  • Five Star Properties, a Phoenix development/property management/commercial real estate firm.
  • Roman Maes & Company, Realtors, a successful real estate company.
  • Four Star Properties, a Santa Fe commercial/residential property management company.

Appointments, Membership & Awards

  • Commissioner, New Mexico Department of Transportation
  • Board of Advisors, Wells Fargo Bank of Santa Fe
  • Foundation Member, Robert O. Anderson School of Business, University of New Mexico,
  • Twice awarded "Business Advocate of the Year" from the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Board Member, Association of Commerce and Industry Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding member, Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding member, Santa Fe Community Foundation

Roman Maes is one of New Mexico's leading Government Relations and Public Relations experts. A veteran of the New Mexico Legislator, entrepreneur, legal analyst, author, and public speaker, Roman speaks around the United States about government communications, small business and entrepreneurship

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