McALLEN, RGV – One of the brightest talents produced in the Rio Grande Valley for many years came to promote one of her favorite causes on Monday.

Economist and CNBC contributor Gina Sanchez, who was born in McAllen and who went to sent to school at PSJA ISD, was in the Valley to promote the work of the Save the Children Fund. Specifically, Sanchez is working to get legal help for the thousands of refugees who came to the United States last year from Central American countries such as Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. With the help of the Women’s Business Center, Sanchez held a fundraiser on Monday evening.

Today, Sanchez is slated to give a speech to students from UT-Pan American and South Texas College. “She is a great role model for young Latinas,” said Maria “Charo” Mann, executive director of the RGV Women’s Business Center. The speech takes place at 11:30 a.m. at the Lone Star National Bank headquarters in McAllen.

Sanchez is the founder and CEO of Chantico Global, LLC, which specializes in asset allocation solutions for clients ranging from asset management to consultancy. According to the company’s website, Chantico Global was “spun out of Roubini Global Economics in 2012 to build on the success of the RGE asset allocation product line with the intention of expanding the service offering to include asset management.”

Sanchez, who went from PSJA to Harvard University to study economics, has over 15 years of experience managing asset allocation mandates for mutual funds and foundations and consulting with pension funds and family offices.

For more information on the Sanchez’s speech, contact Charo Mann at 956-380-2800.

Pictured above are, from left to right, Gina Sanchez, founder and CEO of Chantico Global, LLC, and Maria “Charo” Mann, executive director of RGV Women’s Business Center.