New Mexico Department of Game and Fish announced a new department director. Alexandra Sandoval was selected from among four finalists being considered for the position following a national search for candidates. Sandoval is currently the agency’s chief financial officer and head of its administrative services division. She began her career with the department as a game warden in Roswell and Clayton and worked her way up to a wildlife specialist and a federal grant manager before taking over the department’s financial responsibilities. Sandoval will be the second female director in the department’s 101-year history. She will oversee more than 300 employees and an annual budget of more than $38 million.