Transportation Commission Members
For questions or comments for any of the State Transportation Commissioners, please contact the Office of Government Affairs at 505-827-5258.
Dr. Kenneth White
Transportation Commission District One
Kenneth White (District 1) of Las Cruces is the Regents Professor and Department Head Emeritus of the Civil Engineering Department at New Mexico State University, where he served in numerous teaching and administrative roles since 1970. He is a nationally recognized expert in bridge safety and evaluation.
Transportation Commission District Two
David Sepich of Carlsbad has been appointed to the State Transportation Commission. Sepich has been the president of PR Consultants Inc. since 1982, and is the president of the Carlsbad Department of Development. He has served the community in numerous capacities, including as chairman and founder of Alfalfafest, and was one of the original captains for Christmas on the Pecos. Sepich holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Pete K. Rahn
Transportation Commission District Three
Pete Rahn (District 3) of Placitas is the National Transportation Practice Leader for HNTB Corporation. From 2004 to 2010 he was the Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation and prior to that served as Secretary of the New Mexico Highway and Transportation Department. He has also served as San Juan County Treasurer.
Transportation Commission District Four
Ronald Schmeits (District 4) is the President, CEO, and Director of International Bank in Raton as well as the Vice President of the Raton Capital Corporation. Schmeits has an extensive background in banking and finance, with a long record of leadership at community banks. In 2009 he was elected President of the National Rifle Association.
Transportation Commission District Five
Butch Mathews (District 5) is the President and CEO of M&R Trucking Company in Farmington. He is also a board member of the New Mexico Carrier’s Association.
Transportation Commission District Six
Jackson Gibson (District 6) is the president of J.G. & Associates in Thoreau. He was first appointed to the Transportation Commission in 2008.