Winter 2024 | Leader Reader

Dear Alumni and Friends,


The Leadership Santa Fe Class of 2024 is more than halfway through the program and has completed five sessions. Please see the photos in the Snapshot section of this newsletter.


I am accepting applications for the Class of 2025. If you know someone interested, please see the application on the Leadership Santa Fe website.


Leadership Santa Fe is holding an Alumni Event on Wednesday, February 28 at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. For more details, please take a look at the event description in the newsletter.


On May 11, we will have an alumni raft trip on the Rio Grande River through New Mexico River Adventures. For more details, please see the river trip section of this newsletter.


I have a deep appreciation for our generous sponsors. Our program is possible because of their commitment to partnering with Leadership Santa Fe to offer a consistent, quality leadership program connecting people and preparing leaders to shape the future of Santa Fe.


If your organization is interested in being a sponsor, please contact me and see the opportunities at


We are fortunate to include the contribution of community leaders who provide presentations sharing their knowledge and experience and their time! I am grateful for our board members and advisory committee members who guide and support Leadership Santa Fe each and every year.

David Markwardt

Program Director


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Session Snapshots

Click each link below to access the photo gallery.

Leadership Santa Fe Class of 2024 - Launch Party

Session I - Opening Weekend Retreat

Session II - Water & Climate / Leadership Skills

Session III - Sustainability / Leadership Skills

Leadership Santa Fe Holiday Party

Session V - Non-Profit / Leadership Skills

Become a Session Sponsor for Class of 2025

You also have the opportunity to become a Session Sponsor for $500. For more details please email David Markwardt below
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Leadership Santa Fe Alumni Evening Event

Food Prep Party

Wednesday, February 28th 2024

Santa Fe School of Cooking

125 N. Guadalupe St.

You are cordially invited to a heartwarming event in the spirit of collaboration and shared commitment to our community. Let us collaborate with our fellow alumni to catch up and make a difference.

Join us as we prepare a delicious spread of Mexican cuisine, featuring the savory delights of enchiladas and tamales. This culinary adventure is not just about cooking; it's about working as a team to benefit St. Elizabeth's Supportive Housing and Shelter.


Leadership Santa Fe Alumni Rafting Trip - Racecourse

Saturday, May 11th, 2024

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*Deadline to Register: May 6th

20% off! (Adult $70 / Kids $60)

$56.00 Adults 13+

$48 Kids 5-12

Lunch: Chicken Fajitas (Optional) $15

Open to family, friends, and potential class candidates!

For more details and to register, please email David Markwardt at

Class of 2025 Application

With only 36 available spots, it's sure to fill up fast!
Apply Today

Become a Sponsor for Class of 2025

We offer sponsor opportunities at a level that will fit your budget. Will you join these wonderful organizations in sponsoring excellence in Santa Fe leadership? For more information, click the link below.

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Partnerships with our sponsors are vital to the success of Leadership Santa Fe. You are truly appreciated!

For more information on our Program Sponsors, click the business name below.

Title Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Enterprise Bank & Trust

Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center

Santa Fe New Mexican

J.D. Bullington Government Relations

City of Santa Fe - Economic Development

Silver Sponsors

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Hospital

Century Bank

Thornburg Investment Management

State Employees Credit Union

Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Opportunities Fund


Hutton Broadcasting

Santa Fe Community College

The Rikoon Group

Daniel Quat Photography

Sam's Club

Randall Davey Audobon Center & Sanctuary

Leadership Advisory Committee

Dion Silva -- Enterprise Bank & Trust

Genevieve Tarnow -- Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Kyle Burns - The Rikoon Group

David Sidebottom -- Century Bank

Art Trujillo -- Hutton Broadcasting

Todd E. Lovato -- Santa Fe Community College

Kyle Moore -- State Employees Credit Union

Valerie Alarid -- Alumni Representative

Bridget Dixson -- Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

David Markwardt -- Leadership Santa Fe

Daniel Quat - Daniel Quat Photography

Rene Portillo Jr.-- Sam's Club

Henry Lopez -- Santa Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe Chamber Opportunities Fund Board of Directors

Bridget Dixson - Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

Art Trujillo - Hutton Broadcasting

Steve Johnson, Steve Johnson CPA

Anne Kain - Century Bank

Sarah Ives Williams - Cisneros Design

Rene Portillo Jr.- Sam's Club

Session Sponsors, Co-Sponsors & Supporters

Sharp Business Systems

Del Norte Credit Union

Anchorum St. Vincent

Santa Fe Women's Club - Sigrid Morton

Historic Santa Fe Foundation

Santa Fe Higher Education Center

Ohori's Coffee Roasters

The Pantry Dos

Zia Credit Union

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