Diane S. Sánchez

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | President & CEO


Diane has a 20+ year career as an independent director and a proven c-suite executive in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector with extensive senior management experience in strategic partnerships, acquisitions, market entry and innovation into emerging markets.

Distinguished for her consensus building, she is instrumental in working with industry and thought leaders to formulate strategic alliances and cooperative business strategies directly contributing to successful market entry and rapid market growth into Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and USA through transformational technology.   She has directed business in over twenty countries in the Americas with broad business, sales, and pan-regional experience spanning a full range of global public and private companies.

Diane has held senior leadership positions with some of the world’s leading global technology companies to include:  President and CEO for Telefonica USA, providing corporate communications, managed services, information technology, and business continuity for Fortune 500 companies in Latin America and Europe; President and CEO of Global Crossing Latin America, launching operations in Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and South America, responsible for building the Latin America subsea telecommunication infrastructure as we know it today;  President, Terremark and NAP of the Americas, launching the Fifth Communications and IP hub in the World and the LATAM operations;  President, Global Operations for Mozido, leading market entry and established global partnerships and alliances in providing global financial services to the unbanked;  SVP Sales and Operations for Alcatel Lucent in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region, in the forefront of deploying telecommunications into the region and  Alestra (AT&T), Regional Director, Pacific and Central Regions, launching in country operations in Mexico in the onset of Mexico’s market deregulation.

Active in the community, her past activities have centered on education, technology, entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment and the disenfranchised.  She has served on the board of directors and in leadership positions of a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and has played several key leadership roles in transforming Latin America’s ICT infrastructure.

Diane is currently serving as the President and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce where she advocates for over 44,000 businesses striving to stimulate growth and prosperity in one of San Antonio’s largest economic engines.

Diane holds a BBA at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas, where she studied International Business.

She and her husband Mark Marion have two children, Arriana Marion and Mark Marion.


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