2023 Annual Awards Gala & Golf Tournament

Sandia Resort & Casino and Sandia Golf Course

Date: Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 2023

Once again, we have combined the annual awards gala and golf tournament!
We hope to see you on August 18th and 19th!


Hotel Accommodations:
Reserve Your Room Online by Clicking Here
Reference Booking ID#10393

Or Call to Reserve 505-798-3930 & Specify Leadership New Mexico for a discounted rate.
Reserve a room by July 28, 2023


For 28 years we have celebrated community leaders and alumnus for their work, passion and commitment for a better state to live, work and play in. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the 2023 Awardees:

Distinguished Leader
Peter Trevisani, President & Chief Executive Officer, NM United Soccer

Distinguished Alumnus
Dale Armstrong (Core Class 2020), President & Chief Executive Officer, TLC Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical

Rising Star
Missi Currier (Connect Class 2019), Owner, Cambiar Consulting, LLC.

Excellence in Local Government
Gregory D. Martin (LGLP Class 2015 & Core 2023), Los Lunas Village Administrator

Join us for a Hot Havana Night!

This will be the night to celebrate Leadership New Mexico’s 28th Annual Awards Gala. We will honor a Distinguished Leader, Distinguished Alumnus, Rising Star, and an Excellence in Local Government leader. 

Enjoy an amazing Cuban-style dinner, dessert and featured drinks! After dinner, dance the night away with Son Como Son!

Participate in our silent auction and bid on special travel experiences! Proceeds will support our leadership programs: CORE, CONNECT, and LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Friday, August 18thth
Sandia Casino & Resort Ballroom
Check-in: 5:30 p.m.
Reception & Silent Auction: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner & Dancing 7:00 p.m. 

Click here to Purchase Tickets Today!

Fore the love of
New Mexico!

Let’s pick up those putters and connect with our state’s best and brightest.

We invite you to support Leadership New Mexico in one of the state’s most enchanting golf tournaments.

Play the beautiful Sandia Golf Course, enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch, and connect with fellow movers and shakers.

Saturday, August 19th
Check-in: 7 a.m.
Tee Time: 8 a.m.

This exclusive par-tee is sure to sell out, so register today! 

Click here to Purchase Tickets Today!

Contact Stephanie Jaramillo Kozemchak for Sponsorships and Golf Entries:
stephanie@leadershipnm.org | 505.999.7280


2022 Leadership New Mexico Annual Awards Dinner

Sandia Resort & Casino Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

Annual Awards Dinner

Friday, October 14, 2022
Sandia Resort & Casino Hotel

Western Attire!

Join us as we celebrate our Distinguished Alumnus
& Distinguished Leader Awardees

2022 Distinguished Alumnus

Joe Lujan
President of Commercial Lines for HUB Southwest Albuquerque
Core Class of 2004

Joe Lujan is President of Commercial Lines for HUB Southwest Albuquerque Office. He was born and raised in New Mexico, is active in the community, and is deeply invested in improving New Mexico’s education system. Joe is a graduate and proud supporter of New Mexico State University, where he continues his service to the university as a member of the Business Council. He is also a founding member of Excellent Schools of New Mexico, and a board member of NewMexicoKidsCAN. Joe has been an integral part of Leadership New Mexico since 2004, serving as both Chair and board member. The son of Edward Lujan, a former Distinguished Leadership Award recipient, Joe generously offers his time to mentor anyone who asks for help to get their career started. Joe and his wife Dee have two sons; Josh and Jake, both working at HUB, and following in Joe’s footsteps with their involvement in Leadership New Mexico and well as other community programs. The family enjoys spending time together at Conchas Lake.


2022 Distinguished Leader

Fred E. Mondragon
Honorary Consul for Spain and
Founder & Owner of Mondragon International

Fred E. Mondragon was born in Anton Chico, New Mexico. He is the founder and owner of Mondragon International, providing consultation to small businesses, government, and healthcare agencies. Fred has 50+ years of experience in the public and private sectors. He served 3 terms in the New Mexico Legislature, was a member of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, and was Chair of the Higher Ed. Subcommittee. He also served as the Science Advisor to the Governor of New Mexico; as Founding Chair of the Science & Technology Commission and is co-founder of Co-op Catalyst of New Mexico. He was a founding member of the National Institute of Flamenco and serves on several non-profit boards. He also serves as Chair of the Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation. He was appointed Honorary Consul for New Mexico by the Spanish Government. Fred and his wife Connie enjoy cultural activities, gardening, travel, and time with their 7 children and 19 grandchildren.




5:30 pm – Reception, Silent Auction,
Entertainment, Class Reunions

6:30 pm – Welcome, Dinner, Awards Presentation
Master of Ceremonies, Phil Casaus, Immediate Past Chair

9:00 pm –  Corporate Sponsor Reception

Distinguished Alumnus Award
Joe Lujan, Core Class of 2004

Distinguished Leadership Award
Fred E. Mondragon



Pay online via PayPal. Please note a 3% processing fee is already added to all payments when paying online using PayPal. To save the processing fee, checks may be mailed or dropped off at our office.


Gold Sponsor ($10,300)

Silver Sponsor ($5150)

Bronze Sponsor ($2575)

Table of Ten ($2,060)

Early Bird Alumni Member Ticket ($154.50, ends September 28, 2022

Individual Alumni Member Ticket ($206)

Individual Non-Member Guest Ticket ($206)

2022 Annual Dinner Registration Form 9.20.22

Call 505-398-1500 for more information or send form to Leadership New Mexico:
Email to leader@leadershipnm.org
Mail to P.O. Box 35696, Albuquerque, NM 87176

Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors

ConocoPhillips ◊ Sandia National Laboratories
Allen Theatres ◊ Brycon Corporation ◊ Chevron USA ◊ Cisneros Design   
 DMC Logistics ◊ Jaynes Corporation  ◊   Lamar Advertising
New Mexico Gas ◊ PNM ◊ Presbyterian Medical Services
US Bank ◊ Wells Fargo Bank
Armstrong Energy Corporation ◊ AUI, Inc. ◊  Bohannon Huston, Inc. 
Bradbury Stamm Construction ◊ Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers ◊ CliftonLarsonAllen
Cooper Fire Protection Services ◊ Dekker/Perich/Sabitini ◊ Gerald Champion Medical Center  
HB Construction ◊ JB Henderson ◊ Lamar Advertising ◊ Los Alamos National Laboratories 
Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC. ◊ Pioneer Bank ◊ RAKS Building Supply
Tricore Reference Laboratories ◊ URENCO USA ◊ Xcel Energy

2022 Awards Dinner Distinguished Leader Nomination

Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

The Distinguished Leadership Award was also established to recognize an individual or individuals who has used his or her
leadership abilities to improve the quality of life for New Mexico citizens and future generations.

Celebration Dinner recipients will be recognized during the Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, October 14, 2022

The Distinguished Leadership Award
• Recognizes and promotes community involvement and provides incentives for the continued application of leadership skills
• Recognizes an individual who has used his or her leadership skills, knowledge, and resources to benefit the New Mexico community
• Serves as an example of leadership to others
• Elevates awareness of the benefits dynamic leadership brings to the community and state

Eligibility and Criteria
Only Leadership New Mexico Alumni may nominate someone to receive this award. Nominees should be a New Mexico resident, other than a Leadership New Mexico graduate, who has demonstrated exceptional leadership that has significantly impacted the economy and quality of life at the local or state level in New Mexico. The recipient must have demonstrated dynamic leadership skills in multiple settings and achieved extraordinary success in the goals he or she has set out to accomplish.

Please complete the Award Application Form, additional pages may be attached, and up to three (3) letters of support can be submitted with the Award Application Form


For more information, please contact Yvette Ramirez Ammerman, President: yvette@leadershipnm.org

Past Distinguished Leadership Awardees
2003 Recipient: Edward Lujan
2004 Recipient: Larry Willard
2005 Recipient: Garrey Carruthers
2007 Recipients: Bill Enloe & Bob Hoffman
2008 Recipient: Michael Martin
2009 Recipient: Peyton Yates
2010 Recipient: J. Howard Mock
2011 Recipient: Don Maddox & Jim Maddox
2012 Recipient: Mack Chase
2013 Recipient: Robert Stamm
2014 Recipient: Don Chalmers
2015 Recipient: Doug Brown
2016 Recipient: Robert G. Armstrong
2017 Recipient: Dale Dekker
2018 Recipient: Phil Bryson
2019 Recipient: Linda Mitchell Davis
20/21Recipient: William P. Lang


The Leadership New Mexico Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 2003 to recognize a Leadership New Mexico graduate whose leadership activities have exemplified the highest standards and have achieved statewide significance.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award

• Recognizes and promotes community involvement and provides incentives for the continued application of leadership skills
• Recognizes a Leadership New Mexico Alumnus who has used his or her leadership skills, knowledge, and resources to benefit New Mexico
• Serves as an example of leadership for others
• Elevates awareness of the benefits dynamic leadership brings to the community and stat

Past Recipients Distinguished Alumnus Award

2003 Recipient: Paulina Salopek – Class of 2001
2004 Recipient: James Lewis – Class of 1999
2005 Recipient: Michael Stanford – Class of 1999
2006 Recipient: Diane Denish – Class of 1997
2007 Recipient: Rick Homans – Class of 2001
2008 Recipient: Brian Burnett – Class of 2001
2009 Recipient: Tom Taylor – Class of 1997
2010 Recipient: Tony P. Trujillo – Class of 1999
2011 Recipient: Trudy Healy – Class of 2006
2012 Recipient: Fred Peralta – Class of 1999
2013 Recipient: Tony Atkinson – Class of 2004
2014 Recipient: Bill Fulginiti – Class of 2003
2015 Recipient: T. Greg Merrion – Class of 1998
2017 Recipient: John Hummer – Core Class of 2004
2018 Recipient: Paul DiPaola – Core Class of 2000
2019 Recipient: Jerry Smith- Core Class of 2013
2020/21 Recipient: Laura Conniff – Core Class of 200

Thank you sponsors and golfers!

Albuquerque, NM

Date: 05/07/2022

Thank you for a successful 2022 Golf Tournament!

Special thanks to our LNM Golf Committee: Steve Garcia, George Jones, Ryan Guth, Nick Maestas and Ed Garza!

Thank you to our volunteers who helped make the registration run smoothly and took care of the Tiger Hole! Jadda and Mary!

Food, Water and In-kind Sponsors

Breakfast: Ryan Guth, CFP®  Lunch: Central Grill
Bottled Water: Pepsi Goody Bag Snacks: Sam’s Club


Goody Bag Sponsors

Brycon Corporation
US Eagle FCU People Mean More


Golf Team Sponsors

Brycon Corporation
HAW Farms, LLC

Advertising Sponsor

Take a look at the day and the golfers!   https://www.leadershipnm.org/golfers-at-their-finest/

2022 Annual Golf Tournament

Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM

Date: Saturday, May 7th, 2022 - 8AM Tee Time

Click here to view our golf thank you page and photos!


Support our Mission

Leadership New Mexico is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded to identify current and emerging leaders throughout New Mexico, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of our state’s challenges and opportunities.

We must expand the circle of leadership in the state by looking beyond traditional networks for the talent and creativity we need, then create opportunities that encourage commitment and action from more people. Leadership New Mexico is successfully addressing these challenges. Our role is to make sure that future leaders gain exposure to critical issues and access to leadership opportunities.

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsors and players receive breakfast, lunch and an invitation to the awards presentation.

          Golf Cart  + 1 Team        $3,000 Putting Green          $500
         Flag  + 1 Team                  $2,500 Tee Box (Hole)        $250
         Lunch Sponsor               $1,000 Golf  Team                 $700
     Breakfast Sponsor        $500 Golf Individual       $200
     Driving Range                 $500  


Golf Cart & 1 Team Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

Driving Range Sponsor

Tee Box (Hole) 

Golf Team (4 players)


Flag  & 1 Team Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Putting Green Sponsor

Golf Individual


Golf Polo Shirt



Golfer Information:

Please contact Stephanie for sponsorships and/or if you have any questions: marketing@leadershipnm.org or 505-263-6800.

2022-23 Leadership Programs

Applications are now open for the CORE and CONNECT programs. We strongly encourage candidates to apply early. We anticipate our classes will fill up pretty quickly post-COVID now that many companies are allowed to travel.

Leadership Programs

Questions, please contact Victoria at victoria@leadershipnm.org, 505-414-0140.


LNM Alumni & Lifetime Member Holiday Social

Rio Bravo Brewing Company, 1912 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Date: 12/15/2021

Please join us for the Leadership New Mexico 2021 Holiday Happy Hour! This is a special Alumni & Lifetime Membership event. We look forward to an evening filled with Holiday Joy, reconnecting with classmates, and networking.

Haven’t paid your Dues yet? No worries! Follow the link below to sign up or get current on dues:

Dues, Donations and Tuition


Zoom Education Program


Date: Ongoing

Zoom Education Program

Ongoing Virtual Education Programs via Zoom


The year has been difficult for everyone but continued support from our donors allows us to bring educational programs to leaders across the state.



Zoom Education Program Sponsorship 


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Leadership New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations will help support Leadership New Mexico and are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations may also be paid for through United Way by specifying Leadership New Mexico on your pledge form.