Connect Program Class of 2020


Date: September 2019 - January 2020

Session 1 – Los Alamos, September 25-28, 2019

The Connect Class of 2020 began with their first session on September 25-28 in Los Alamos. The program began with lunch and tour of the Valles Caldera, followed by a welcome dinner hosted by Roger Waterman & Emily McGay, Core Class of 2006 and 2009, respectively. On Thursday at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge, the class participated in introductions and a personal leadership skill building workshop with Phil Bryson, On the Edge Productions. The day concluded with dinner at the Bandelier National Monument. On Friday, the class heard presentations on a variety of subjects from respected experts in their field, followed by dinner at Bradbury Science Museum. The session concluded on Saturday with more presentations at the Pajarito Mountain Cliffs County facility.

Thank you to the following Sponsors of the Los Alamos Session: TechSource, Inc., Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bandelier National Monument, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, Janet Blair Consulting, Lexus of Albuquerque / Lexus of Santa Fe, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Phil Bryson – On the Edge, Ltd., and the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos.


Session 2 – Las Cruces, November 13-16, 2019

The Connect Class of 2020 met for the second time in November in Las Cruces. The program began with a Golf Clinic at the NMSU driving range and was followed by dinner at La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant. On Thursday, the class participated in a tour and Command Brief of White Sands Missile Range with presentations on a variety of topics from respected experts in their fields. The day concluded with dinner at Allen Theatres’ Launchpad Cafe. On Friday, the class heard more from industry experts on critical issues facing New Mexico, and New Mexico State College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences. The day closed with dinner at the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine – Gerald Thomas Hall. On Friday, the final day of the session, the class met at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine to continue learning from speakers.

Thank you to the following sponsors of the Las Cruces Session: Allen Theaters, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant, Lexus of Albuquerque/Lexus of Santa Fe, New Mexico State University, Spence Asset Management, and STS of New Mexico.