Program Alumni

The first class of the Maddox Leadership Institute (MLI) graduated on April 26, 2018.  Since then, there has been 63 graduates representing several industries and four communities in Lea County: Lovington, Hobbs, Eunice and Jal.

MLI alumni are invited to continue to work together through a partnership program with the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce. Alumni also stay connected through a couple different social media platforms that are exclusive to MLI alumni. We are eager to continue to add pictures to this page in years to come.

“I feel more connected to the community. We have a great mix of different people from different entities, in public and private sectors in the program.”
— Rosa Aranda

“I love it, it’s been life-changing for me. I have taken what I’ve learned to heart and have changed some of the ways we do things, and I take extra time to learn more about my staff, because that is important.”
— Jordan Benard

“I feel a greater sense of responsibility to be active in the community through the things I’ve learned and seeing some great examples of community leaders.”
— Ken Engan


Cassandra Alexander
Lea Regional Medical Center


Patrick Alexander
Weatherford


Sabrina Amador
Lea County State Bank


Rosa Aranda
GotSafety?


Casey Arcidez
Eunice Police Department


Jordan Benard
Nor-Lea Hospital District


Janelle Blaine
United Way of Lea County


Mark Bogenreider
URENCO


Craig Bova
Lea County


Sarah Bunch
Economic Development Corporation of Lea County


Rene Cantu
Hobbs Municipal Schools


Amy Chavarria
Guidance Center of Lea County


Deb Corral
City of Hobbs


Douglas Crum
Taylor Street Church of Christ


Jeff Darnell
Boy Scouts of America


Amanda Davis
JF Maddox Foundation


Chris Davis
Hobbs Fire Department


Jennifer De Los Santos
Children, Youth & Families Department


Wyatt Duncan
City of Lovington


Ken Engan
URENCO USA


Vanessa Galindo
MECA Therapies


Megan Gallegos
First American Bank


Melanie Garcia
New Mexico Junior College


Valerie Gauna
New Mexico Junior College


Laura Gryder
Nor-Lea Hospital District


Paulette Henry
Nuclear Waste Partnerships - WIPP


Dustin Henry
Western Commerce Bank


Ryan Herrera
Hobbs Fire Department


Helen Houston
Hobbs Municipal Schools


Brandi Hughes
Wells Fargo


Philip Ingram
IPS, Inc.


Zeke Kaney
Hobbs Municipal Schools


Jayson Kringel
Lea County State Bank


Melva Lujan
Nor-Lea Hospital District


Melinda Medellin
Lovington Youth Center


Chris Mills
Law Offices of Christopher Mills and Tara Wood


Megan Mooney
City of Hobbs


Corey Needham
Lea County


Jessica Olivas
Hobbs Chamber of Commerce


Elyn Palmer
University of the Southwest


Libbie Plant
MECA Therapies


Gerard Poortman
URENCO


Courtney Puryear
University of the Southwest


Todd Randall
City of Hobbs


Remy Reeder
Reliable Floor Care


David Roybal
Pettigrew & Associates


Mara Salcido
Lovington Mainstreet


Steve Sauceda
New Mexico Junior College


Elaine Sena
MyPower, Inc.


Stefanie Stephens
Lovington Municipal Schools


Jessica Stout
Indepenent Marketing Consultant


Gene Strickland
Hobbs Municipal Schools


Chad Taylor
Lucky Well Services


Becca Titus
Fitness Fury & NMJC


Yesenia Valenzuela
Self-employed


Dixie Vejil
Hobbs Municipal Schools


Saul Villarreal
Lea County State Bank


Brandon Walker
Lovington Police Department


Deb Walker
Southwest Symphony


Brandon Walker
Hobbs Fire Department


Norma Wells
URENCO USA


Barry Young
Hobbs Fire Department


Sarah Yue
Lea Regional Medical Center and Pacific Rim