a program of the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce

Proud sponsor for LSC Class of  2020

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.

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1993 to 2020

Leadership Sandoval County is open to any individual interested in personal and professional growth, community service and the development of leadership skills.

LSC Class of 2020 Graduation

Leadership  Sandoval County Community Projects

Class Group Projects


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 26 years of the program. Each year projects are completed as part of their graduation requirement.

Projects completed 

  • The ASK Academy Sand Volley Ball Court in Rio Rancho, valued at $42,000 – Class 2018
  • Regional Public Safety Monument at Veteran’s Park Rio Rancho,valued at $3,200 – Class of 2018
  • Abrazos Family Services exterior clean up and repairs Install new sign and picnic tables, Town of Bernalillo, valued at $1,700- Class of 2018
  • Galloping Grace Youth Ranch – Chicken Coop, Warm Frame & Green House, Rio Rancho – valued at $2,000 – Class of 2017
  • Ceilo Azul Elementary School in Rio Rancho – setup on Campus Food & Clothing Donation Center, Rio Rancho valued at $1,000 – Class of 2017
  • Rio Rancho Middle School – Track gravel enhancement  valued at $3,000 – Class of 2017
  • Access Path for Watermelon Mountain Ranch, Rio Rancho valued at $1,500 – Class of 2016
  • VFW Post 5890 Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel – Rio Rancho valued at $8,200 – Class of 2016




Leadership  Sandoval County Application info Class 2021


to be complete with application process.

Completed ONLINE application with required signatures & initials, along with a Letter of Recommendation
due by 12 noon July 31, 2021

Questions please call 999-1835 or ssheridan@rrrcc.org

for selected applicants will be held during the month of July & August (subject to change due to scheduling of events & interviewers). Notification for the selected class participants will be by August 2021. Commitment to attend ALL ten (10) month session days is required. Overnight Retreat will be in Sept and is MANDATORY.

TUITION FEE Full tuition payment for selected class participants is due by August 31, 2021. Early reduced tuition fee is applicable if application and payment received in ($850) May, June & July. Regular tuition fee($1000) is applicable if payment received after July 31, 2021.

LEADERSHIP SESSION DAY SCHEDULE Retreat in September with remaining session days held on the second (2nd) Thursdays of each month, October to June. Hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Additional activities are also required in between session days to complete the program for graduation.

Opportunity to get in front of the local business people in the class and create relationships for future business. Businesses who would like to sponsor a session day are invited to sign up. First come first served for choice of session day.



Applicants for the Class of 2021 may apply for a scholarship towards the tuition fee. Only half price of the full  tuition fee is available as a scholarship. Scholarship application must accompany the Leadership Application upon submission.


Class of 2020


27th Class  ~ Class of 2020 Leadership Sandoval County

Terry Anderson

Director of Diagnostic Imaging

Lovelace Westside Hospital


Nathaniel Armendariz

Treasury Management Officer

Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union


Jennifer Baca

Branch Manager

Washington Federal Bank


James Cordova

Quick Lane Service Manager

Chalmers Ford


Dora Dominguez


Sandoval County


Clint Elkins

Executive Director Finance & Business Strategy

Central New Mexico Community College


Lara Harrison


Under Charlie’s Covers

Loren Hatch

General Counsel

Rio Rancho Public School


Claire Jaramillo


Tony Claire Photography


Nadine Knowles

Branch Manager

US Bank


Quentin Lammey

Senior Personal Banker

New Mexico Bank & Trust


Kristin Machuzak

Branch Manager II

First Financial Credit Union


Sal Maniaci

Executive Director of Safety and Security

Rio Rancho Public School

Nancy McLain

Impact Manager



Chris Monette

Operations Manager

New Mexico Gas Company


Raquel Mull


Rio Rancho United Methodist Church


Jason Perry

Director of Surgical and Interventional Services

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center


Kim Peterson

Director of Youth & Education

Rio Rancho United Methodist Church


Mike Raupp


Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding Inc.

Elisha Saavedra

Strategic Account Manager & Mgr Economic Development



Nancy Shambach

Director of Nursing for Assisted Living

The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho


Sarah Sinclair

Director Inpatient Nursing

Presbyterian Rust Med Center


Scott Swanson

Senior Relationship Banker

Bank of Albuquerque


Mark White

District Operations Manager

HP Inc


Katherine Yilek

Volunteer Coordinator




25 total

Platinum Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Executive Leadership

  • nmbankandtrust
  • lovelace
  • lectrosonics
  • hiltoninn
  • centrurybank
  • TLC
  • bohannonhuston
  • boa