Karen Bayless, Core Class of 2010, Lifetime Member, Co-Owner, Bayless Drilling Company, and Leadership New Mexico Core Program Curriculum Committee Chairman; Graduate Graig Newell of Los Alamos; and Doug Smith, Core Class of 2004, Executive Vice President, Presbyterian Medical Services. Courtesy photo
Karen Bayless, Core Class of 2010, Lifetime Member, Co-Owner, Bayless Drilling Company, and Leadership New Mexico Core Program Curriculum Committee Chairman; Graduate Terry Priestley of Los Alamos; and Doug Smith, Core Class of 2004, Executive Vice President, Presbyterian Medical Services. Courtesy photo
Leadership New Mexico announces that Centerra Business Management Director Graig Newell and Los Alamos National Laboratory Group Leader Terry Priestley are among the 42 leaders representing 18 communities across the state who recently graduated from the Leadership New Mexico Core Program.
The graduates of the 2017-2018 Leadership New Mexico Core Program attended educational sessions which are held in various communities in New Mexico. The six two-day program sessions identify the issues and opportunities facing New Mexico such as health and human services, economic development, education, environment and natural resources, government, crime and justice, and leadership. Each program session features speakers and panelists who are knowledgeable leaders in their specific field. Participants have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with speakers and explore the issues in-depth.
Leadership New Mexico is a non-profit, educational organization founded in 1995 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout New Mexico, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the state. Program graduates are encouraged to assume leadership roles on community and statewide issues, and develop networks for effective leadership. Since Leadership New Mexico’s inception, nearly 1,600 participants from 85 communities across the state have explored the issues facing New Mexico through participation in one of the programs.
The Leadership New Mexico Core Program involves leaders who represent the various geographic regions and communities, from the public, private, government, and non-profit sectors. Employers, community organizations, local leadership programs, or individuals may nominate candidates who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential.
Leadership New Mexico is supported by tuition and the contributions of individuals, corporations, and foundations, such as the Healy Foundation, Albuquerque Journal, Starline Printing, JF Maddox Foundation, K2MD Brand Builders and Advertising, Lexus of Albuquerque/Lexus of Santa Fe, Sandia National Laboratories, and U.S. Bank.