What is Leadership Sandoval?

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.

Leadership Sandoval is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN#87-3699100

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 Class of 2024

NOW accepting applications

Deadline for applications is 12 noon August 31, 2023

Program is $1,500 per person and due by Sept. 15, 2023

Make checks payable to: Leadership Sandoval Inc.

Call 505-999-1835 to pay by credit card or questions.

Application Instructions | Class 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.

28th Class  ~ Class of 2022 Leadership Sandoval

Eric Adlesperger

Sales Manager

Chalmers Ford

Nicholas Aragon

Director of Parking & Fleet

Central New Mexico Community College

Alice Brousseau

Vice President & CFO

French Funerals-Cremations, Inc.

Kenneth Chavez

Branch Manager

Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union

Brian Earnest

Division President

Amreston Homes

Andrew Edmondson

Field Engineer

Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority

Codi Hanson

Senior Financial Center Manager

Bank of Albuquerque

Jessica Martinez

Deputy District Attorney

13th Judical District Attorney’s Office

Christopher Padilla

Lead Investigator/Special Agent

13th Judicial District Attorney’s office


Eric Rhoades

Associate Attorney

Spangler Pacheco & Werbelow PA

Shaun Thomison

Technical Operations Manager


Delana Thompson

Branch Manager - Rio Rancho

WaFd Bank