Mr. Sanchez was born and raised in Albuquerque’s south valley, and attended Rio Grande High School.
He attended Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in shopping center management and marketing.
During the last nineteen years, Mr. Sanchez has been an active member in the International Council of Shopping Centers serving as the State Director for New Mexico and Government Relations Chairman. Mr. Sanchez is also Chairman of the Board for the New Mexico Retail Association; past Board member and chairman of the Hispano Chamber of Commerce; Central NM Workforce Connection Board member and past honorary Commander at Kirtland Air Force Base.
Mr. Sanchez has been a past President and active member of the Uptown Progress Team; past board member of the NM chapter of National Association of Office & Industrial Properties (NAIOP); City of Albuquerque Lodgers Tax Advisory Board; New Mexico Advertising Federation board; past chairman of the Albuquerque / Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board; past Board member of Westland Development; FBI Citizens Academy graduate; Salary Commissioner for Mayor / City Council and sits on the Small Business Advisory Committee for Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks.