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Leadership NM graduates 34 from its Core Program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Leadership New Mexico has announce that 34 participants have graduated from its Core Program.

Participants in the Core Program take part in six two-day educational programs around the state. The programs cover issues and opportunities facing New Mexico in a variety of fields.

Leadership New Mexico is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to identify current and emerging leaders in the state. Program graduates are encouraged to assume leadership roles on community and statewide issues, and develop networks for effective leadership.

The 2016-2017 graduates are: Glen Adams, chief of staff, White Sands Missile Range, White Sands Missile Range; Ken Adkins, chief of staff, communications and public affairs, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos; Silvia Alvarez, executive vice president, First National Rio Grande, Albuquerque; Bobby Arnett, office manager, Arnett Medical, Roswell; Jeannie Baca, vice president of student services, New Mexico State University, Carlsbad; Jorge Brasil, chief of food and beverage operations, Laguna Development Corp., Albuquerque; Laura Ann Crawford, Northwest Region director, Presbyterian Medical Services, Farmington; Jennifer Deal, controller, Jaynes Corp., Albuquerque; Tom Domme, vice president, New Mexico Gas Co., Albuquerque; Kevin Donovan, business manager, Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, Carlsbad; Brian Freeman, senior facilities manager, Intel Corp., Rio Rancho; Sharon Friedes, advertising director, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque; Benjamin Gardner, vice president/principal, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Albuquerque; Carolyn Green, vice president, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque; Kirk Irby, pharmacist/partner, Lowell’s Pharmacy, Artesia; Carole Jaramillo, director of finance services, city of Rio Rancho, Rio Rancho; Mario Juarez Infante, vice president, Wilson & Co. Inc., Engineers & Architects, Albuquerque; Kyle Kerr, area manager, BP America, Farmington; Jill Klar, chief executive officer, UNM Medical Group Inc., Albuquerque; Tim Knowles, head of human resources, URENCO USA, Eunice; Matt Martin, Confluent Development, construction manager, Denver, Colo.; Jared Matts, tax director/shareholder, Atkinson & Co. Ltd., Albuquerque; Chris McCall, chief of police, city of Hobbs, Hobbs; Amy Miller, external affairs director, The Nature Conservancy, New Mexico Chapter, Albuquerque; JF Nagel, retired research and development director, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque; José Ortiz, regional vice president, Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co., Las Cruces; Teresa Reinhard, community support coordinator, United States Air Force, Kirtland Air Force Base; James Salsbury, senior vice president, HB Construction, Albuquerque; Kaycee Sandoval, chief executive officer, South Central Colfax County, Special Hospital District, Springer; Randy Shaffer, vice president of sales & marketing, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Chez Steel, executive vice president, Century Bank, Albuquerque; Renee Sudborough, director of risk management, Holy Cross Hospital, Taos; Travis Tarry, vice president/district manager, U.S. Bank, Las Cruces and Scott Turner, Editor and Publisher, El Defensor Chieftain, Socorro.

Leadership New Mexico is supported by tuition and the contributions of individuals, corporations, and foundations, such as the Healy Foundation, Albuquerque Journal, Starline Printing, ConocoPhillips, J. F Maddox Foundation, K2MD Brand Builders and Advertising, Lexus of Albuquerque/Lexus of Santa Fe, Sandia National Laboratories, and U.S. Bank. More information is available or by calling 505-398-1500.