J. Dee Dennis, Jr

J. Dee Dennis Jr has more than 40 years of experience building and growing businesses. He founded DKD Electric Company in 1978, and led the New Mexico owned and operated enterprise until it went public in 1999. Dee then became regional operating officer for IES, the publicly-traded company, overseeing 27 businesses. In 2005, Dee led a group of investors that took DKD private, building it into the large regional contractor it is today. Dee is a serial entrepreneur and has built and sold multiple business’s over his carrier.  From 2010-2013, he served as the state of New Mexico’s Cabinet Secretary of Regulations and Licensing Department (RLD), overseeing the Securities, Financial Institutions, Construction Industry, Alcohol and Gaming divisions, along with 32 Boards and Commissions.

A proud New Mexican, Dee is dedicated to making a positive impact on its communities and businesses. He has served on numerous boards and service panels including Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico, Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, Independent Electrical Contractors, Eldorado Baseball Boosters, and currently serves on University of New Mexico Lobo Club, Sunflower Bank Board of Directors, Eagl Technology Co. Board of Directors.