NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez Officially Named NFHS President

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New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Sally Marquez was elected by the NFHS Board of Directors to the position of National Federation of State High School Associations president for 2022-2023.  Marquez officially started her position at the NFHS Summer Meetings in San Antonio.

“I look forward to representing New Mexico and working with all states to advance education-based athletics on a national level,” said Marquez.

Marquez has served as executive director of the NMAA since September 2012.  She began her career at the NMAA in 2004 as associate director and was promoted to assistant executive director in July 2011.  In addition to the day-to-day operations of the NMAA, Marquez handles the sports of basketball and spirit.

Prior to joining the NMAA, Marquez held a variety of positions in New Mexico, Virginia and Texas, including mathematics teacher, dean of students, assistant principal and director of personnel.  Among her coaching positions, Marquez coached girls and boys basketball, track and field, and soccer.  Marquez is in her 39th year of education.

A graduate of Manzano High School in Albuquerque, Marquez was a three-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, track and field).  She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and her master’s degree from Virginia Tech University.  She was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team at the University of New Mexico.  She was inducted into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

In addition to her service on the NFHS Board of Directors, Marquez has been a member of several other NFHS committees, including Equity Committee, Volleyball Rules Committee, Basketball Rules Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Summer Meeting Planning Committee, NFHS Appeals Committee, and the NFHS Foundation Board of Directors.

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