Staff Biographies

Ermelinda Quintela

Ermelinda has been with NMSU since May 2005 serving in various capacities and has worked for University Advancement, Physical Science Lab (PSL), Athletics, Auxiliary Services.  Ermelinda began her academic career at the New Mexico State University NMSU Carlsbad campus, earning an associate degree in pre-business before transferring to the Las Cruces campus where she graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration and a bachelor of accountancy.  She received her Certified Public Accountant status in 1991 and earned a master of accountancy in 1994.  Over the past 29 years, Ermelinda held positions in various industries including internal auditor for El Paso Electric Company; auditor for Arthur Anderson; and several positions for State National Bank, currently known as BBVA Compass Bank, advancing from vice president/assistant controller to senior vice president/cashier.  Ermelinda has served as a volunteer and been involved with various community outreach programs and professional associations including United Blood Services, Rio Grande Girl Scout Council, Mesilla Valley Hospice, Southern New Mexico Estate Planning Council, NMSU Foundation, NMSU Alumni Association among several other community and professional organizations.

Suzanne Daily

Suzanne joined the Audit Services Department in April 2013 as the IT Auditor. She is a 20-year Navy Veteran with experience as a Project Manager, Chief Information Officer and Information Assurance Manager at Naval Hospitals. In these roles, Suzanne monitored, tested, and audited systems to ensure compliance with the Department of Defense and HIPAA regulations.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management at the University of Maryland and a Master of Network & Communications Management degree at Keller Graduate School of Management.

Maggie Guerrero

Maggie joined the NMSU Audit Services Department in August 2017 as a Staff Auditor. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University where she earned her Bachelor of Accountancy in May 2012.  Maggie has over four years of accounting experience.  She served as an accountant for the Santa Fe County and Mountain View Regional Medical Center and most recently served as a financial reporting analyst for the City of Las Cruces.  In her roles, Maggie has been responsible for account review and reconciliation, resolution of discrepancies and preparation of financial reports.   Maggie is a member of the Association of College & University Auditors and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

 

Felipe Salcido, Jr.

Felipe is a New Mexico Certified Public Accountant who joined the Office of Audit Services in November 2011. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Accountancy. His previous experience includes working with the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces as Controller and Director of Financial Services. Prior to that employment, he worked in public accounting for Ernst & Whinney primarily performing financial audits for non-for-profit entities, state and local governments and universities. He is a member of the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Felipe is a member of the Association of College & University Auditors and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Christie Signell

Christie joined the Audit Services Department in March 2018 as an Associate Auditor.  Christie earned her Bachelor of Accountancy in December 2017 from New Mexico State University.  She was selected as the Accounting and Information Systems Outstanding Senior Fall 2017.  Prior to receiving her accounting degree, Christie served as a bank teller and as an office manager.  Christie is a member of the Association of College & University Auditors and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Phillip Weiner

Phillip joined the NMSU Audit Services Department in May 2018 as a Senior Auditor. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1998 and his Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 2006. Phillip has over fifteen years of corporate and public internal audit experience. He previously served as Senior Compliance/Internal Auditor for the City of Irving for seven years. Phillip is a member of the Associate of College & University Auditors and the Institute of Internal Auditors.