Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) is a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors. As a member of the Board, Congresswoman Sanchez inquires into the morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the Academy that the Board decides to consider.

Congresswoman Sanchez was appointed to the Board in 2007 by the Speaker of the House.


Congresswoman Sanchez represents California's 47th District, which encompasses the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and parts of Fullerton in Orange County. She began her Congressional career in 1997 and serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Homeland Security.

She previously worked as a financial manager at the Orange County Transportation Authority and was an Assistant Vice President at Fieldman Rollap and Associates, specializing in advising the firm's clients in the area of municipal finance. She was an associate at Booz-Allen-Hamilton, drafting financial plans for municipalities as well as private companies. She was later selected by the State of California to independently review the financial status of Orange County's first toll road to save approximately $300 million in financing costs.

Congresswoman Sanchez was selected in January 2002 to serve as the first Latina member of Chapman University's Board of Trustees. She was voted Business Student of the Year in 1982.


1984 - Master of Business Administration, American University, Washington, D.C.
1982 - Bachelor of Science, Economics, Chapman University, Calif.