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Francisco J. Sanchez

Francisco Sanchez joined ADM’s board of directors in May 2014, and serves as a member of its audit committee.

Sanchez is senior managing director at Pt Capital, a private equity firm focused on responsible investments in the Arctic. He is also the founder and chairman of the board of CNS Global Consulting, a firm focused on international trade and investment.

Sanchez served as the undersecretary for international trade at the U.S. Department   of Commerce from 2010 to 2013. Previously,   he held the position of assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation, served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, and was chief of staff to the special envoy to the Americas. He also co-founded and served on the board of NorthStar Bank, in Tampa, Florida.        

Sanchez is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and served on the board of directors for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) from 2010 to 2013. He has been awarded the National Point of Light Award as well as the Governor’s Point of Light Award for Outstanding Community Service in Florida. In 2010, he was named to the National Hall of Fame for the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Sanchez holds a bachelor’s degree and a J.D. from Florida State University, and a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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