||Manny Ortiz was elected to the position of Bernalillo County Treasurer in 2012. He has been serving New Mexico in both the public and private sectors for more than three decades. Armed with incentiveness and experience, Manny has grown his own accounting firm, Manny Ortiz, PC, which is dedicated to helping businesses throughout the state thrive with proper financial and resource management.
Through consultations, negotiations, and resolving problems with taxation and other management issues, Manny has been able to help New Mexico businesses achieve profitability and growth.
Manny has served as an investment officer for Bernalillo County. With more than eight years’ experience working within the Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office, Manny gained firsthand knowledge and understanding of duties and responsibilities of the Treasurer’s Office. As a successful county investment officer, Manny aggressively kept current on statutes to update county investment policies and how statutes and policies affect the public.
Dear to his heart are the many nonprofit organizations he serves. With a positive eye to the future, he continues to serve the community as the director for the New Mexico Business Resource Center, the Volunteer Income Tax Program (VITA), a program that partners with the IRS in order to offer free income tax service to low income families. Approximately 3,500 returns are prepared annually through the VITA program.
Manny has continued his community service throughout his career, having served on the following boards: NM Organic Commission, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque Capital, and the Private Industry Council.
As current treasurer of the Loan Fund and as a past member of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Manny continues to emphasize his commitment to teamwork, integrity and an honest work ethic.
Serving as an IRS agent from 1965–1971, Manny developed in-depth insight into a broad spectrum of tax law, accounting and investigation techniques. Beginning in 1971, Manny joined the Small Business Administration with duties ranging from loan servicing to counseling potential small business owners on how to build a successful small business. In 1979, Manny left the Small Business Administration to pursue a small business ownership career.
Manny has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Western New Mexico University. He resides in Albuquerque, and has two children and two grandchildren.