Chairman and Co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts
Felix Sanchez is the Chairman and Co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, which he founded with actors Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga, Esai Morales and Merel Julia. The goal of the foundation is to advance the presence of Latinos in the entertainment and telecommunications Industries. Mr. Sanchez received his B.A. and M.A. degrees with highest honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction, respectively. He holds a J.D from the University of Houston’s College of Law. Mr. Sanchez was named one of the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Magazine in 2000 and was awarded the Mickey Leland Award for Excellence by the National Association of Minorities in Communications (NAMIC). He is a former CNN contributor and has been profiled in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, PBS, NBC’s The Today Show, Dateline NBC, Entertainment Tonight, E!, Access Hollywood, Hispanic Link, The Washingtonian, Washington Hispanic, PEOPLE en Español, La Opinión, Univision and Telemundo.
Mr. Sanchez is a Principal at Terra Strategies LLC; his practice includes: Government Relations, Communications and Event Production.