Leon Spackman is the Senior Process Improvement Project Manager/Facilitator for UNM Medical Group and has many years of experience in process improvement and project management. Leon is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has implemented process improvement in government and commercial settings. He is also a certified PMP and an experienced project manager leading projects in healthcare, government and Lean Six Sigma process improvement.
Leon served over 20 years in the United States Air Force leading and directing diverse organizations around the world. While serving as a squadron commander, he significantly improved support to his customers going from the worst to the best aircraft in-commission rates in the Air Force in less than two years. While in the Air Force, he earned his first master’s degree in Logistics Management and served most of his military career as a logistics officer developing expertise in supply chain, petroleum, and overall logistics management. In addition, Leon graduated from the National Graduate School with a master’s degree in Quality Systems Management in 2002. Since retiring from the Air Force, Leon has served as a quality manager, a project manager, and Lean Six Sigma process improvement specialist.