Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Ned S. Fuller to serve as a workers’ compensation judge for the Workers’ Compensation Administration (WCA). Fuller will assume his position on February 17, 2024, filling a vacancy created by the departure of Reginald Woodard in October 2023.
Fuller is very familiar with the workers’ compensation system and community in New Mexico having previously served as an assistant director from March 2000 to March 2001, and WCA judge from March 2001 to December 2003, then returning to the WCA as Director in January 2011.
Fuller left the WCA Director’s Office in December 2013 to work at New Mexico General Services Department (GSD), first as litigation bureau chief of GSD’s Risk Management Division, then as acting cabinet secretary until December 2018. More recently, Fuller has served as a deputy district attorney for New Mexico’s 11th Judicial District in Farmington, N.M.
“I’m excited to return,” Fuller said. “I enjoyed my time before and feel like it’s a good match. I look forward to coming back and working with the workers’ comp community.”
Fuller is married to Julie Jensen Fuller. They have four daughters, six granddaughters and one grandson between the ages of 5 years and 1 month, all scattered across the U.S., from Massachusetts to Hawaii.
Source: NM WCA