SHERRIE NYMEYER

Albuquerque Journal - - BUSINESS OUTLOOK -

Di­rec­tor of engi­neer­ing Depart­ment of De­fense Can­non Air Force Base

How do you de­fine “lead­er­ship”? Lead­er­ship is the abil­ity to in­spire and guide those who fol­low you to­ward a com­mon goal. Be­ing ef­fec­tive at lead­er­ship is a goal in and of it­self.

What do you con­sider to be the top is­sue or con­cern fac­ing

New Mex­ico to­day? Why? There are far too many young peo­ple with­out the ex­tracur­ric­u­lar sup­port struc­ture they need to suc­ceed in school. Suc­cess­ful learn­ing habits are not al­ways in­tu­itive, and these stu­dents need help de­vel­op­ing them.

What do you con­sider to be the top ac­com­plish­ment in the past 5 years in our state? Why? I be­lieve the state’s clear and de­lib­er­ate steps to­ward tack­ling home­less­ness is a suc­cess story. The re­mark­able cam­paign to end vet­eran home­less­ness has re­sulted in less than 100 veter­ans left to serve.

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