Edmundo A. Gonzales, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Senior Adviser to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C. He provides guidance, direction and oversight for the Air Force's Wounded Warrior and Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Programs.
Mr. Gonzales entered federal service on active duty with the U.S. Army. He also served as a federal field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board from 1974 to 1976. In 1993, he was appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Labor Management Standards and also served as the Chairman of the U.S. Delegation - International Labor Management Relations and Productivity - NAFTA Labor Side Agreement. Mr. Gonzales was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the first Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor.
Mr. Gonzales has held various private sector regulatory attorney and executive positions with Mountain Bell, including representation in U.S. vs AT&T anti-trust case which led to the divestiture of the Bell System. In 1997, he resettled in New Mexico and became the Director of External Affairs for the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, leading the strategic planning for the institute's chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear programs. He later formed the consulting firm of El Portal Strategies LLC to help businesses improve their processes, and he was the Chief Operating Officer for the New Mexico Computing Application Center.
1964 Distinguished military graduate, New Mexico Military Institute
1966 Bachelor of Arts degree, Arizona State University
1972 Juris Doctor degree, University of Colorado
1985 Master of Business Administration degree, University of Colorado
1. 1983 - 1988, Director, Denver Area Management Council, U.S. West Communications, Denver, Colo.
2. 1991 - 1993, Director, U.S. West Risk Management/Management Operations and Quality Administration, U.S. West Inc., Englewood, Colo.
3. 1993 - 1995, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Labor Management Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
4. 1994 - 1995, Chairman, U.S. Delegation, International Labor Management Relations Productivity, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
5. 1995 - 1997, Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
6. 1997 - 1999, Director, Washington Operations, Lockheed Martin Advanced Environmental Systems, Albuquerque, N.M.
7. 1999 - 2001, Chief Executive Officer, New Mexico's Technology Incubator, Business Technology Group, Albuquerque, N.M.
8. 2001 - 2006, Director, External Affairs - Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, N.M.
9. 2006 - 2008, Principal, El Portal Strategies LLC, Corrales, N.M.
10. 2008 - 2009, Chief Operating Officer, New Mexico Computing Application Center, Rio Rancho, N.M.
11. 2009 - June 2010, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Force Management Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.
12. July 2010 - present, Senior Adviser to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
U.S. Chief Financial Officer Council Certificate of Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Federal District Court Bar
U.S. Supreme Court Bar
Treasurer, Board of Trustees, National Hispanic Cultural Center
Foundation Board, University of Colorado
Vice Chairman, Denver Metro, Stadium District Board
Chairman, Board of Directors, University of Colorado Law School Alumni Board
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, University of Northern Colorado
Executive Board, Denver Final Four Organizing Committee
Trustee, Board of Trustees, the Clayton Foundation
Chairman, Family Futures Project, Denver
President, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
President, Leadership Denver Association
Trustee, Charter Board of Trustees for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Chairman, Frontier District Boy Scouts of America, Denver
Co-founder, Center for International Affairs, West High School, Denver Public School System Magnet School
Downtown Denver Planning Committee
(Current as of September 2010)