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Leadership Roswell announces class of 2021


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The Roswell Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Roswell program is proud to announce the students in its Class of 2021. The program is the oldest continuous program of its kind in the State of New Mexico.

This year’s class, the program’s 38th, will begin with a welcome reception on Sept. 8 and the first class will be on Sept. 11. The students will attend nine months of classes once a month and learn about our community, leadership skills and will have the opportunity to network with one another and other leaders in our city and state.

A community cannot rise any higher than the level of its leaders. The program trains and equips current and future leaders. It is committed to developing and raising up leaders to make the Roswell community the best it can be.

Each class includes leadership training in areas such as goal setting, attitude, communication, overcoming failure, creating margin in your life and making a positive impact daily.

Students learn about the city, county and state, law enforcement, education, health care, agribusiness, manufacturing and numerous other areas. The course includes the ropes program at the Assurance Home, a trip to Santa Fe to meet with state leaders and tour facilities, and a trip to the Federal Law Enforcement Academy in Artesia.

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The students in the Class of 2021 are:

Travis Ackerman, RISD, principal, Valley View Elementary School; Mary Ann Bowser, RISD, Berrendo Elementary School; Bryan Britton, City of Roswell, Visitor Center and event specialist; Johnathan Buckmister, PTS Office Systems, Inc., owner/regional manager; Matthew Chappell, Federal Aviation Administration, manager; Ralph Cobos, Church on the Move, supervisor and Treasured Friends Pet Cemetery, owner; Katie Cooper, RISD, East Grand Plains teacher; Megan De La Rosa, self employed; Eric Evertson, New Mexico Military Institute, manager instructor Yates Leadership Challenge Complex.

Also, Grace Fresquez, Roswell Police Department, sergeant; Nola Fulkerson, retired artist/educator; Alicia Gilmore, Berkshire Hathaway, associate real estate broker; Alethea Hartwell, Hartwell Academy, teacher; Gregory D. Holman, Studio 27, Inc., owner/architect; Arthur Houghtby II, New Mexico Military Institute, deputy commandant for support; Leticia Madrid, Chaves County, indigent health care eligibility officer; Tony Major, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, vice president, Business Affairs; Michelle Marley, BDO USA, LLP, CPA; Jeanette Martinez, EOG Resources, engineering technician; Michael Nelson, Country Club Church of Christ, pastor.

Also, Ryan Perry, Suther Southwest, president; Seth Ramirez, Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company, manager; Claire Richburg, RDF Enterprises, Inc., business development manager; Juan Rodriguez, First Baptist Church of Roswell, children’s pastor; Kim Rodriguez, Pecos Valley Telecommunications, sales representative; Vicky Sanchez, Los Pasitos Early Intervention; Coriann Smith, City of Roswell, Miss Minnie’s School of Ballet; Sergio Tirado, Church on the Move, associate pastor; Denise Weaver, WaFd Bank, bank manager; Todd Wildermuth, City of Roswell, public information officer.

The leadership team of Rick Kraft, Margaret Kennard, Amber Dollar and the Roswell Chamber of Commerce are excited about the year ahead for the Class of 2021.