Francisco J. Sánchez is the founder and chairman of the board of CNS Global Consulting, a firm focused on international trade and investment. Sánchez served as the Under Secretary 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.
Sánchez is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the boards of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. He served on the board of directors for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) from 2010 to 2013. Sánchez 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.
Sánchez 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.