Governor Ducey Names New Vice Chair And Appoints Board Members To Arizona-Mexico Commission Board Of Directors

News Release

March 18, 2019

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointments of Calline Sanchez and Daniel Palm to the Arizona-Mexico Commission (Commission) Board of Directors (Board). In addition, Juan Ciscomani, the Governor’s Senior Advisor for Regional and International Affairs, was announced as Vice Chair of the Board. He is replacing Kirk Adams as Vice Chair, who will remain on the Board.

"Arizona’s ties to Mexico run deep, and the Arizona-Mexico Commission plays a vital role in this special relationship. I'm proud to welcome Calline and Daniel as part of the Commission's board of directors. Their expertise and backgrounds will help move our relationship forward, building on the gains we've already made," said Governor Ducey. "It is also with great enthusiasm that I announce Juan Ciscomani's new role as the Vice Chair of the Board. I'm confident his experience and leadership will continue to support our strong partnerships with Mexico.”

“The Arizona-Mexico Commission is proud to welcome additional strong leadership to our Board,” said Jessica Pacheco, President of the Arizona-Mexico Commission Board of Directors. “This is an exciting time for the Arizona-Mexico relationship, and we’re looking forward to growing our efforts through the involvement of these Arizona leaders.”

Juan Ciscomani
Senior Advisor for Regional and International Affairs, Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Juan Ciscomani serves as Governor Ducey’s Senior Advisor for Regional and International Affairs, where he oversees the operations of the Governor’s Southern Arizona Office, Northern Arizona, and the Arizona-Mexico Commission. He leads the governor’s efforts internationally and serves as the governor’s liaison with all foreign diplomatic offices in Arizona. 

Calline Sanchez
Vice President, IBM Worldwide Systems Lab Services; Tucson Site Leader & New Mexico State Leader
Calline Sanchez is currently Vice President of IBM Worldwide Systems Lab Services as well as Tucson Arizona Site Leader and New Mexico State Leader. In this role, Ms. Sanchez leads a team of worldwide technology consultants to deliver systems and solutions to end users.

Daniel Palm
Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives, Northern Arizona University
Daniel Palm is the Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives and Executive Director of the Center for International Education at Northern Arizona University. In this role, he works to expand international opportunities for students, internationalization of campus curricula and to establish collaborative partnerships around the globe.