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From Payne Whitney to Air Force One

04/27/2022 @ 5:30 PM

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The event is Wednesday, April 27, 5:30 PM, EDT

Ever wonder what life is like in Washington, DC,  both in and out of the White House? What might a 29-year-old have gained from that experience? Alfonso Costa Jr. ’11, will discuss key elements he felt were valuable in going from Yale to Oxford to Harvard and onto DC.

Alfonso Costa Jr.Mr. Costa Jr. serves as EVP of the Falcone Group (a multibillion-dollar vertically-integrated real estate development and investment firm based in South Florida, USA), where he is responsible for leading the company’s affordable & workforce housing platform, as well as its Opportunity Zones strategy.

Mr. Costa previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Opportunity Zones lead for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In his role, Mr. Costa was responsible for overseeing policy for the $50 billion annually budgeted Cabinet-level agency, which maintains a wide range of Federal housing and community development programs, and more than 7,000 employees across 57 offices nationwide.Mr. Costa earned his juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School, master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and bachelor’s degree from Yale University where he played both Division-I basketball and lacrosse.


David SanchezOur host, David R. Sanchez ’84 MA, MPhil, is the Founder and CEO of Sanchez Global LLC in Puerto Rico since 2021 and of Singular Global based in South Florida since 2005. He is also a Managing Director in Zanbato Securities, LLC based in Mountain View, California. Zanbato oversees a SEC registered ATS private share trading platform with over US$30 billion in listed shares.

Prior to 1989, David was head of the M&A Department for Latin America and Asia at Bankers Trust and at JP Morgan.

Mr. Sanchez graduated from Yale University with an M.A. with Honors and an M.Phil in Political Science. Mr. Sanchez was a Fulbright Fellow, a Ford Foundation Fellow, a Tinker Fellow and a Yale Fellow while attending Yale University. As a student, he was elected President of the Yale Graduate and Professional Senate, LLC. and served on the AYA Board of Governors.  In 2009, he was reelected to Yale’s Board of Governors.

Most recently, Mr. Sanchez was elected Chairman of Yale’s Latino Alumni Network with over 6500 Latino alumni.  He was also elected to the board of Yale’s Graduate School Alumni Association for a three year term.


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