The Honorable Loretta Sanchez

Public Board Member

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez represented Orange County (OC), CA in the US Congress from 1997-2017.  As a senior member of the Armed Services and the Homeland Security Committee, she negotiated budgets, provided needed oversight on agencies and programs, and assisted in developing policies related to treaties.  She is a recognized leader in international affairs, national security, counterterrorism, and nuclear proliferation/nonproliferation matters.  Ms. Sanchez led efforts on education attainment for all, small business regulatory reform, healthcare initiatives, and technology innovation.  She expanded preschool for children, championed the construction of the largest water recycling project in the world (in OC), and directed research funding to universities in her area to develop a Bio Med industry.  As a 2018 Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez developed a business model to increase supply of affordable housing in Southern California through vocational training of “second chance” young adults and is currently implementing that business.