Director Justin Najaka
Justin Najaka, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP is the New Mexico State Personnel Director. Prior to, and concurrently, he has served as the State Compensation and Classification Director. He has over 24 years of progressive human resource experience.
Justin holds undergraduate degrees in Finance and Economics, and a MBA with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. Also, he has over 20 years of college and university teaching experience teaching economics, statistics, and quantitative analysis courses. Justin has facilitated the SHRM Learning System for the Anderson School of Management, Executive and Professional Education Center since 2002. Additionally, he served for over five years on New Mexico Retiree Healthcare Authority Board of Directors.
Justin has served in various capacities in several local and national professional organizations to include the Northern New Mexico Human Resource Association (NNMHRA), National Compensation Association of State Governments (NCASG), International Personnel Management Association for HR (IPMA-HR), and the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE).