Schleder joined the group after Gwyneth Doland* left to pursue journalism opportunities.
The interim Executive Director is Erin Muffoletto New Mexico Telegram has confirmed. It is also listed on her LinkedIn account. Schleder’s LinkedIn account has been deactivated.
The group is dedicated to open government in New Mexico and provides resources to those having trouble with public records and other open government issues.
— Peter St.Cyr (@Peter_StCyr) October 9, 2013
Muffoletto is the co-host of The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens and the state advocacy chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has not announced Schleder’s exit or why he left, although Schleder was under fire even before he accepted the position.
Schleder was criticized by conservatives and Republican political operatives for his liberal political opinions. They circulated tweets and Facebook postings that Schleder had made, saying that he would be biased in his position.
Muffoletto worked in Secretary of State Dianna Duran’s office as Special Projects & Communications Coordinator. Duran is the first Republican to hold the Secretary of State position in decades. Muffoletto also worked as the personal assistant of Republican Representative Eric A. Youngberg.
* Doland is a personal friend
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