Zella Kay Cox
New Mexico Chapter Vice President
Zella Kay Cox is currently Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Administrative Services Division for the General Services Department of the State of New Mexico, having been appointed by the Governor in early August 2014. She comes to the Executive Branch of State Government after having served almost 14 years as the Information Systems Manager for Municipal Court Automation for the NM Supreme Court as part of the Administrative Office of the Court’s Judicial Information Division.
Ms. Cox came to New Mexico in 1996 from Chicago, where she had been the CFO for a multi-office national law firm. Her background is in finance, law, management, and computer technology. She currently serves on the Board of Quality New Mexico, a not for profit member organization providing performance excellence assessment and learning opportunities to businesses and organizations to help them improve their overall performance. She also serves on the Board of the Rotary Club of Santa Fe as the Club’s Treasurer.
In October 2015, she was honored by the Santa Fe Professional Business Women as Santa Fe Professional Business Woman of the Year to acknowledge her support of women and young professionals in the workplace as well as her commitment to her community. Zella has been a member of AGA since 2014.