College Relations Co-Director
The University of New Mexico
Mary Romero Hart is a senior manager of Health Benefit and Employee Services (HBE) for Sandia National Laboratories, which is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mary has a thorough understanding and successful track record of developing and implementing HR strategy across a board spectrum of areas.
Her human resources and business acumen with approximately 30 years of progressive HR management including talent acquisition, talent management, labor bargaining, employee benefits, HR policy, performance management, compensation, training and development, wellness programs, occupational medicine, on-site clinical services, procurement, budget/financial management, and HRIS project management.
As HBE senior manager at Sandia National Laboratories, she is currently responsible for the strategic development, execution, and administration of the Lab’s Benefit Programs including: employee and retiree health care benefit such as medical, Rx, dental, vision, time off policies, leave of absence administration, long-term disability programs, life insurance, retirement& savings programs, and other required benefits programs and programs.
Prior to joining Sandia 10 years ago, Mary worked in various HR management roles for large employers in the Albuquerque community such as BDM, University of New Mexico Hospital, MCI, and Albuquerque Public Schools. Mary has a passion for building and sustaining strong partnerships, continuous improvement, and offering exceptional customer service.
Over the years, Mary has served on many not-for-profit boards and local and national associations. For the past 6 years Mary has volunteered her time in supporting a Robert Wood Johnson multi-stakeholder led coalition health care initiative focused on improving the health care system in Albuquerque and New Mexico. She enjoys a good cup of coffee and a book during her down time. She loves spending time with her family and friends and admits she is a proud soccer mom. Mary is a native of New Mexico and Albuquerque and holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Psychology. She also holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development.