In this issue of the Business Outlook, Leadership New Mexico is proud to introduce you to the Class of 2012, the sixteenth class to participate in the Leadership New Mexico Core Program.
Over the past sixteen years, Leadership New Mexico has made an incredible journey and established itself as the preeminent educational organization for business, community and government leaders to gain insight and understanding about the challenges and opportunities facing our great state of New Mexico.
Every year, Leadership New Mexico brings together a statewide group of leaders from diverse backgrounds, business sectors and communities to create a setting that allows for open and constructive learning and sharing. The diversity of perspectives of each participant, the breadth of knowledge and expertise of the speakers and the distinct communities in which program sessions are held are by far the most valuable components of the Leadership New Mexico Core Program. As a result, graduates emerge with fervor and determination to help make New Mexico a better place to live, work and raise a family.
NAME: Tony Atkinson, Patty Komko
TITLES: Chairman of the board, president
ORGANIZATION: Leadership New Mexico
Leadership New Mexico began in 1995 with a small group of visionary individuals who saw the need for a statewide organization dedicated to the development of informed leaders. Today, the organization has four successful programs: the Core Program, the Local Government Leadership Program, the Connect New Mexico Program and the Alumni Program.
Leadership New Mexico selects a class of established leaders from across the state to participate in the Core Program each year. The program consists of six sessions held in different locations across New Mexico over a ten-month period and covers topics related to health and human services, economic development, education, environment and natural resources, crime and justice and government.
The Local Government Leadership Program, a partnership with the New Mexico Municipal League and the New Mexico Association of Counties, is a program for county and municipal officials and members of the New Mexico National Guard, regional councils of governments and local school boards. The Local Government Leadership Program meets for two sessions in different locations. Leadership New Mexico’s newest program, Connect New Mexico “The Next Generation of Leadership,” was launched in 2007. Connect New Mexico is a program for business professionals, ages 25-40, and covers systems and structures in New Mexico during three sessions across the state. The Alumni Program is an ongoing networking opportunity for all Leadership New Mexico graduates and conducts alumni social and educational events throughout the year.
In all of its programs, Leadership New Mexico creates a supportive and collaborative environment for learning and the exchange of ideas. With roots firmly planted in communities across the state, Leadership New Mexico is enthusiastic about the continued growth of the programs and the ability of our alumni to solve the challenges facing our great state. Leadership New Mexico alumni touch thousands of lives and ultimately have the opportunity to improve the livelihood of families and businesses and preserve the culture in New Mexico.