Wilson Center Board Chairman Welcomes New Member Ignacio E. Sanchez

Jul 06, 2005

The White House recently announced the appointment by President George W. Bush of Ignacio E. Sanchez to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar's Board of Trustees. Mr. Sanchez replaces Joseph A. Cari, whose term has expired.

Joseph B. Gildenhorn, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Center welcomed the appointment. "I am pleased to welcome Ignacio to the Board of Trustees," said Gildenhorn. "He brings a wealth of knowledge about federal affairs and international trade, and the Board and the Wilson Center look forward to benefiting from his experience."

Ignacio Sanchez is a partner at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, having received his J.D. from the University of Miami in 1986. At his firm he represents national and international clients on a broad range of issues before the Executive Branch, Congress and the courts. He has written articles on sanctions policy and international property rights and expropriation, and has been a commentator for CNN, BBC, PBS, and Telemundo. He has also testified extensively at congressional hearings on international trade issues. Mr. Sanchez has been actively involved in community activities through the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, where he served as a member of its Board of Governors, and the Beacon Council. He was co-chairman of the Hispanic Business Group and the Environmental Awareness Committee.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and world affairs. Chairman of the Board of Trustees is the Honorable Joseph B. Gildenhorn, who previously served as U.S. ambassador to Switzerland (1989-1993). President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center is Lee Hamilton, who served as a member of Congress for 34 years and recently as vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States.