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Tom Zdunek has served as County Manager, the county’s chief administrative officer, since February 2011, when he was appointed in an acting capacity until he was formerly appointed by the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners on September 6, 2011. As County Manager, Tom has worked diligently to advance the Board’s priorities to include implementing performance management and indicators, enhancing customer service and promoting fiscal awareness and responsibility. Tom dedicates himself to maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethics. His leadership style is one of openness, engaging others in the decision-making process and affording responsibility to those who are both willing and capable.
Tom, originally from Toledo, Ohio, graduated from Sandia High School in Albuquerque and later earned a Master of Business Administration degree (with distinction) from the University of Phoenix in 1989. He worked in the private sector for Mountain Bell, which evolved into Qwest, in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, for 32 years before joining the county in 2002 as director of its Facility and Fleet Management Department. There, he supervised some 120 employees and oversaw a budget of nearly $20 million.
In 2008, Tom was promoted to deputy county manager of the Public Works Division, which included his former department—Facility and Fleet Management—and added Maintenance & Operations, Planning & Development, Solid Waste, and Technical Services.
Tom has been happily married for over 40 years and has “two wonderful daughters, two great sons-in-law, and four terrific granddaughters.” When he’s not at the office, he enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family. He loves the outdoors and especially looks forward to taking walks in an open space area near his home. “Working out” is also a favorite activity Tom enjoys.