Víctor Sánchez Assumes Executive Director Role


“I intend to lead LAANE by keeping us grounded in our past and inspired by our vision for the future,” Sánchez said. “We will continue to build a new economy rooted in good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment for all.”

LOS ANGELES, FEB. 5 — The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy announced today that Víctor Sánchez will assume the role of Executive Director for the organization. Sánchez, who has served as Project Director since joining LAANE in 2017, succeeds outgoing Executive Director Roxana Tynan, who had held that title since 2012. 

“I am humbled and honored to step into this new role,” said Sánchez. “I grew up in a  working class family with parents who immigrated here in search of economic opportunity. Getting to do this work is personal for me.” 

Over the past seven years Sánchez, who was raised in Eagle Rock, has directed LAANE campaigns that aimed to build political power in Long Beach, raise wages and improve workplace conditions for long term care workers, and ensure the fight against climate change does not leave workers behind. Prior to LAANE, Sánchez worked in various organizing and research capacities, including at USC’s Equity Research Institute, the national AFL-CIO, and the United States Student Association. Sánchez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters in Public Policy from the USC Price School of Public Policy. 

“From the moment I met Víctor, I knew he could be the next person to run this organization,” said Tynan. “Víctor is the whole package: he brings experience, humility, strategy, heart, and rigor to his work. He is a native Angeleno who has spent his life and his career advocating and caring for his family and community. At LAANE he has trained lead organizers and implemented new tools for a new century of building power. I cannot express how excited I am for him to take this ball and run with it.”

Under Sánchez’s leadership, LAANE will continue to secure victories for workers—and ensure that more workers are members of a union. “A multiracial working class,” Sánchez continues, “led by our labor movement, can show this country what an economy that works for everyone can do for people’s lives.”