What is Leadership Sandoval County?

Leadership Sandoval is people committed to enhancing the quality of life in Sandoval County by improving their knowledge of the community and increasing their leadership effectiveness. Associates develop and refine their leadership skills through an intense, ten-month educational experience.

During the program year, these participants explore current challenges facing Sandoval County and learn how to become agents of change. Upon completion, these new members become a part of a network of graduates who keep in touch with each other as they serve on boards and committees across the county.

Our Mission

Leadership Sandoval is an educational program established to ensure a continuum of leadership throughout the county. It provides a multi-disciplinarian forum for exchanging ideas and strategies that will develop and engage leaders who work together to serve the good of Sandoval County. The program will bring together leaders from all sectors and integrate them directly into the arena of community affairs.

Leadership Sandoval County Class of 2021

NOW accepting applications

Deadline for applications is 12 noon January 1, 2021

Program is $1,100 per person and due by Jan. 15, 2021

Make checks payable to: Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce

Call 505-999-1835 to pay by credit card or questions. Ssheridan@rrrcc.org

Application InstructionsClass Schedule

Why Community Projects?

Leadership Sandoval provides the opportunity for the class participants to work together to provide a sustainable project to help local community organizations needs.  The class groups research, plan, develop and work using their connections and leadership skills to implement a specific quality project to be completed within the 7 months deadline.

The Leadership Sandoval County Alumni have completed over 500 projects during the 28 years of the program. Each year projects are completed as part of their graduation requirement.

27th Class  ~ Class of 2020 Leadership Sandoval County

Terry Anderson

Director of Diagnostic Imaging

Lovelace Westside Hospital

Clint Elkins

Executive Director Finance & Business Strategy

Central New Mexico Community College

Quentin Lammey

Senior Personal Banker

New Mexico Bank & Trust

Raquel Mull


Rio Rancho United Methodist Church

Sarah Sinclair

Director Inpatient Nursing

Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

Nathaniel Armendariz

Treasury Management Officer

Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Lara Harrison


Under Charlie’s Covers

Kristin Machuzak

Branch Manager II

First Financial Credit Union

Jason Perry

Directory of Surgical and Interventional Services

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Scott Swanson

Senior Relationship Banker

Bank of Albuquerque

Jennifer Baca

Branch Manager

Washington Federal Bank

Loren Hatch

General Counsel

Rio Rancho Public Schools

Sal Maniaci

Executive Director of Safety and Security

Rio Rancho Public Schools

Mike Raupp


Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding Inc.

Mark White

District Operations Manager

HP inc.

James Cordova

Quick Lane Service Manager

Chalmers Ford

Claire Jaramillo


Tony Claire Photography

Nancy McLain

Impact Manager


Elisha Saavedra

Strategic Account Manager & Mgr Economic Development


Katherine Yilek

Volunteer Coordinator


Dora Dominguez


Sandoval County

Nadine Knowles

Branch Manager

US Bank

Chris Monette

Operations Manager

New Mexico Gas Company

Nancy Shambach

Director of Nursing for Assisted Living

The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho


4001 Southern Blvd. SE, Ste. B

Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2069


Voice: (505) 892-1533   

Fax: (505) 892-6157

Email: RioChamber@rrrcc.org


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