Connie Derr – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Executive Director of New Mexico Council 18 since 2010, Constance Derr is the first woman director. Derr was elected International vice president for the seven states in the Southwestern District in 2016. Since joining AFSCME in New Mexico in 1989, she has worked with various affiliates throughout the country, including serving as the Acting Eastern Regional Director for several years prior to returning to New Mexico. Served as Labor Division Chair for the United Way of Central New Mexico in 2012 and 2013. Derr is also active with various community and political organizations.