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Now Accepting Applications for 2022

  • Personal interaction with the top leaders of the business, government and non-profit community
  • Unique networking opportunities with your class peers and community leaders
  • High-level leadership management training with premier leadership coach that will enhance your effectiveness as a team leader and improve your management skills
  • Immersion into the key policy issues affecting the city of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County and the state of New Mexico
  • Immediate induction into the “family” of Leadership Santa Fe alumni
Don’t delay, the class will fill up!
Cost Comparison of Leadership Programs in New Mexico
Leadership Santa Fe: Chamber Member, Non-Profits, Government $1045 | Non-Chamber Member $1400
Leadership Albuquerque: $2825
Taos Business Excellence Leadership Journey Program: $2400
Leadership New Mexico: $3500 + hotel expenses
Participants will receive:
– Tuition
– Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Membership for YOUR Business, hyperlink on Chamber website, and Member Spotlight in Chamber E-news – for more benefits of Chamber membership, click here.
Phase I application deadline: June 30, 2020
Phase II application deadline: August 31, 2020

Leadership Santa Fe Class of 2021 Announced

Leadership Santa Fe Class of 2021 includes the following participants: 

Top Row:

Suleika Enriquez, Enterprise Bank & Trust; Jonathan Wade, Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center; Adam Bunch, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center; Lea Ann Knight, Better Money Decisions; Natalie Trouw, Elevation Financial Group; Kurt Krahn, Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity; Veronica Krupnick, CASA First; Claudine Gallegos, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Button Row:

Carolyn Ives, Thornburg Investment Management; Andrea Brito, PNM; Cathy Jaramillo, Century Bank; Jessica Apodaca, Enterprise Bank & Trust; Rachel Wixom, Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts; Erika Palmaffy, Fine Art Framers Inc.;

“We are excited to commence the Leadership Santa Fe program and have a diverse cohort connect with key community leaders, learn about the unique community of Santa Fe and how it operates while building on their personal strengths and sharpening their leadership qualities.” – Leadership Santa Fe Program Director, Valerie Alarid.

Congratulations Class of 2020!

April Adams, Thornburg Investment Management;  Lindsay Archuleta, School for Advanced Research; Israel Arzaga, Sunrise Springs Spa Resort; Noah Berke, City of Santa Fe Land Use Dept., Megan Blaize, Enterprise Bank & Trust; Abby Bordner, United Way of Santa Fe County; Alissa Byrne, Youth Shelters and Family Services; Gina Capener, Santa Fe County; Katharine Clark, Blue Swayed Strategies, LLC; Sandy Coriz; Christus Angela Dawson, New Mexico Gas Company; Bridget Dixson; Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce; Samuel Escue, Santa Fe Gold Works; Heather Hunter, Heather Hunter Marketing; Paul Joye, City of Santa Fe Police Department; Amanda Montano, PNM; Aldo E Olivas Serna, Santa Fe Soul; Michelle Ortiz, CHRISTUS St. Vincent; Al Padilla, State Employees Credit Union; Chadette Pfaff, Positive Energy Solar; Bradyn Podhajsky, Archaeo Architects; Ashley Roux Trujillo, Full-Time Mom; Nathan Rubinfeld, New Mexico School for the Arts; Lynn Marie Rusaw; Madelyn Samuel, Daniels Insurance; D.M. Sanford, Century Bank; Elise “Apple”Snider, USDA Forest Service; Mary Ann Soto; MAS Embroidery/Jewelery/Name Tags; Anthony Tapia, City of Santa Fe Police Department; Rick Vaughan, Frist National 1870; Lisa Whitney, Delta Dental; Osmar Zamarano, Enterprise Bank & Trust


Contessa Archuleta, The Rikoon Group; Shannon Barton, CHRISTUS St. Vincent; Trevor Burns, Hutton Broadcasting; Eric CdeBaca, CHRISTUS St. Vincent; Jess Clark, Solace Crisis Treatment Center; Santiago DeLora, Washington Federal; Roman Duran, Pueblo of Tesuque; Austin Evans, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Charise Gonzales, Carolyn H. Gonzales CPA; Rick Herrman, Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute; Carol Johnson, City of Santa Fe Land Use Department; Lyric Kali, Performance Property Management; Silas Peterson; The Hire Firm; Paige Kitson, Youth Shelters & Family Services; Michael Latting; Daniels Insurance; Hallie Love, Speaker-Positive Psychology & Resilience Trainer; Andrea Lujan, State Employees Credit Union; Gabriela Marques, Accion New Mexico; Shannon Maxwell, Century Bank; Michael Montoya, New Mexico Gas Co.; Marisa Ornelas, Los Alamos National Bank; Andrew Padilla, City of Santa Fe Police Dept.; Dorothy Perez y Piriz, Santa Fe Community College; Dolores Pina, Delta Dental of New Mexico; Christian Tena Almaraz, Los Alamos National Bank; Lauren Tresp,  The Magazine; Jaime Treto, Sunrise Springs Spa Resort; Eric Winkler, PNM

Sponsored by:
Los Alamos National Bank, PNM, New Mexico Gas Company, Delta Dental of New Mexico, Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, Santa Fe Community College, Albuquerque Journal, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Century Bank, Hutton Broadcasting, Tesuque Casino, State Employees Credit Union, J.D. Bullington Government Relations, Thornburg Investment Management

Congratulations to the 2018 Program Graduates!

2018 Leadership Santa Fe
Stephen, Pajarito Scientific Corp.; JoAnn Bolleter, Century Bank; Kyle J. Burns, The Rikoon Group; Josephine Chavez, Cisneros Design; Kathleen Gonzales; John Grisak, Fix My Roof; Christopher Hagen, Albuquerque Journal; Trish Johnston, Los Alamos National Bank; Andrea Kavanaugh, State Employees Credit Union; Jennifer LaBar, Santa Fe City/County Film Office; Monica T. Leyba, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center; Ann P. Lockhart, Crocker LTD; Shannon A. Lopez, Century Bank; Justin Lyon, Biohabitats; Marcos Maez, Santa Fe Community College; Terri Marney, Presbyterian Health Care Santa Fe Medical Center; R. Preston Miles, Federal Abstract Company; Shontez Denise Morris, Skylight Santa Fe; Jeff Moya, New Mexico Gas Company; Kierstan Pickens, Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute; Corey Plant, PNM; Jessica Preston, Hutton Broadcasting; Elizabeth Roybal, Wells Fargo Advisers; Kristi Leigh Salazar, Los Alamos National Bank; Suzy Santaella, New Mexico School for the Arts; Genevieve Tarnow, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center ; Lynn Vaughn, Gemini Rosemont Commercial Real Estate


Craig Anstine, Santa Fe Fire Department; Lianne Joy Aponte, New Mexico Magazine; Xochitl Campos Biggs, City of Santa Fe Mayor’s Office; Taylor Dugger, Fix My Roof; Andrea Fuller, Cisneros Design; Linda Garcia, Century Bank; Nicole Guerra, Cisneros Design; Madonna Hernandez, Girls Incorporated; Margaret Hickey, Southwestern Title & Escrow; Daniel Kratish, Morgan Stanley; Kim Ray Krupnick, La Familia Medical Center; Karin Lerew, Mind.Body.santa fe; Bonnie Lochner, PresbyterianHealthcare Services; David McCahon, TLC Plumbing; Mary Jo Metzger, CHRISTUS St. Vincent; Vanora Michelle, Los Alamos National Bank; Melissa Miller, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce; Matthew Montano, The Albuquerque Journal; Kyle Moore, State Employees Credit Union; Christine Munoz, Los Alamos National Bank; Jerrold Ortega, PNM; Kira Randolph, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Rachel Saiz, Pajarito Scientific Corporation; Patrick Tolen, La Fonda on the Plaza; Anastacio Trujillo, Nusenda Credit Union; Caroline Valdez, Sierra Vista; Angelo Valencia, CHRISTUS St. Vincent; Guillermo Yanez, The Hire FirmMichael Zaragoza, United Way of Santa Fe County

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