Troy Benavidez is a graduate of Colorado College with a Bachelor degree in Economics. For the past three years, Mr. Benavidez has been employed by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP, in Albuquerque. Prior to that, he served as the External Relations Director for the Honorable Jane M. Swift, Governor of Massachusetts; as the Northern Regional Director for the Honorable Pete V. Domenici, U.S. Senator for New Mexico; as Chief of Staff to the Honorable Walter D. Bradley, Lt. Governor of New Mexico; and as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Honorable Steven H. Schiff, U.S. Representative for the State of New Mexico.