Commissioner Dayna G. Vocasek
University of New Mexico 2018
New Mexico First, Examiner 2009
BA Political Science/History
University of New Mexico 1996
Dayna’s music roots trace back three generations of jazz saxophone musicians; her sons, the current generation lend their creative music talents to guitars and alternative rock.
Strategic Communications • Marketing • Branding • Project Management
- Director of Communications, City of Albuquerque
- President, Crawford Gardner Communications
- Deputy Press Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Albuquerque International District, Bernalillo County
November 5, 2018 by Governor Martinez
August 5, 2020 ~ May 6, 2021 by Governor Lujan Grisham
Dayna has managed innovative communications, marketing, and branding efforts at local and national levels. In today’s challenging media market her skills were tested when managing communications for the City of Albuquerque; and later developing the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project as an upgraded transportation solution and an economic development driver. When presented with the task of rebranding a mortuary she cast the vision for the industry as a celebration of life. Her tagline, Live Passionately became the moniker for the FRENCH Family of Companies; in essence breathing new life into the 100 year old company. Dayna has been active in her community serving non-profit organizations in a variety of different ways. Her continued interest in music and focusing on the positive economic development possibilities for the State of New Mexico and the music industry led her to becoming part of the NM Music Commission; she’s honored to have the opportunity to serve.