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Jason N. Montoya, P.E. - Interim Chief of Staff
Pipeline Safety Bureau Chief

Jason N. Montoya, P.E. has served as the Pipeline Safety Bureau Chief at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission since 2010 and appointed as Interim Chief of Staff in February 2019.


Mr. Montoya graduated from New Mexico State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and currently holds a professional engineer license in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. Jason is an active member of the New Mexico Regional Common Ground Alliance; New Mexico Utility Contractor’s Association; New Mexico Gas Association; currently National Vice-Chair and former National Chair, Secretary and Southwest Region Chair of the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives; and is a New Mexico 811, Inc. advisory board member.


Prior to joining the Commission, Jason worked for a private consulting firm in Arizona and New Mexico and his main focus was distributing day to day assignments in order to maintain utilization rates per business plans, and keeping multiple projects on schedule, under budget, delivered at the appropriate quality level, and meeting client critical success factors. He finished his consulting career as the New Mexico business development leader and his primary job duties included: developing client proposals, developing and executing project management plans and schedules, preparing construction plans, specification documents, and engineer’s probable construction costs, implemented QA/QC plans, acquiring necessary permits, extensive utility coordination, procured and managed subcontractor’s, processed invoices, client management, construction management.

Jason is a qualified Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Category I inspector; has provided several depositions and testimonies as a New Mexico excavation law expert witness, and his area of expertise is in damage prevention and utility coordination.


During his “limited” spare time, Jason spends quality time with his family, coaching youth sports, playing golf, basketball and football.


Please send any suggestions and/or complaints against an employee to the following

Public Regulation Commission
Chief of Staff
P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504

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