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.

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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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