Passionate leadership to drive bold, equitable, and inclusive broadband solutions.
Achieve enterprising, affordable broadband solutions for New Mexicans that honor the state’s rich heritage and elevate quality of life for all
Seven values defining OBAE’s people, processes, planning, and programs:
Drew Lovelace, Acting Director
Drew Lovelace is the Acting Director for the Office of Broadband Access and Expansion (OBAE). He is guiding the OBAE team in orchestrating statewide initiatives to proactively secure and allocate over $675 million in federal broadband funding. Additionally, he is championing efforts to bolster New Mexico's connectivity on a statewide scale. Drew possesses more than two decades of diverse private sector expertise, spanning industries such as Information Technology and the Outdoor Industry. In his recent four-year tenure, he has dedicated his skills to serving the State of New Mexico. Drew holds Bachelor's degrees in English Literature and History from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MBA from the University of New Mexico, and maintains both SHRM-SCP and PHR certifications. Residing in Santa Fe and Chamisal with his wife, two children, and loyal dog, he finds joy in both work and family life.
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